Sept. 6, 2017
Saint Vincent College Concert Series opens its 46th season with pianist Sejoon Park, winner of the Bronder Prize for Piano, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, in the Robert S. Carey Student Center Performing Arts Center on the campus of Saint Vincent College.
Park was born to cellist parents in Seoul, Korea, and made his orchestral debut with Korea’s Busan Philharmonic Orchestra at the age of 10.
A winner of Astral’s 2014 National Auditions, Park has received top prizes from the New Orleans International Piano Competition, the PianoArts Competition, the Southeastern Piano Competition and the King Award for Young Artists, and was a semifinalist in the 2015 Honens International Piano Competition.
He recently performed Rachmaninoff’s Concerto Nos. 2 and 3 in Korea, with both the Incheon Philharmonic Orchestra and the Seongnam Philharmonic Orchestra. He has appeared on the stages of Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, the Kennedy Center and the Benedict Music Tent in Aspen, Colorado, and has been soloist with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, the Salina Symphony, the Eurasian Philharmonic, the South Carolina Philharmonic and the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.
A PianoArts Fellow and Volunteer Artist for Sing for Hope, Park participates in musical outreach activities across the United States. He performs regularly for audiences ranging from school children in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to health care patients and seniors in under-resourced communities in New York City.
Park holds a bachelor of music degree from the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University and a master’s degree from The Juilliard School. He is currently continuing studies as an Artist Diploma candidate at the Peabody Institute. His major teachers have included Boris Slutsky and Choong-Mo Kang. Park appears courtesy of Astral Artists.
A free reception follows the concert.
Further information and reservations are available by contacting the Concert Series box office at 724 805-2565 or http://concertseries.stvincent.edu. Season tickets are available for $130 (seven premium seats), flex passes are $140 (seven admissions) and single tickets are $25. Tickets will also be available at the door one hour before each concert.
Photo: Sejoon Park
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