ViolinHyeyoon Park
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„You have winners, and you have future stars."

Münchner Merkur
20 / 31

Biography

On the concert platform Hyeyoon Park combines integrity with elegance, focus with panache, all of which makes her an artist of true style and virtuosity. In 2012 Hyeyoon received the London Music Masters Award, which brought her to prominent venues in the UK. Passionate about education, this award has also provided her with a platform to bring her music and performance into London’s schools, many in underprivileged areas. She was previously awarded the Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award in 2011 and she was the youngest ever first prize winner of the ARD International Music Competition in Munich.

Hyeyoon Park made her orchestra debut at the age of nine with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra. Since then, she has performed with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, hr-Sinfonieorchester Frankfurt, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Wiener KammerOrchester, Mariinsky Orchestra St. Petersburg, Malmö Symphony Orchestra, NHK Symphony Orchestra and Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Tokyo, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, and in Spring 2016 she gave her London Philharmonic Orchestra debut performing Korngold under the baton of Osmo Vänskä.


 

The 2017/18 season sees Hyeyoon Park as guest soloist with the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra under Kazushi Ono, BBC National Orchestra of Wales with Kazuki Yamada, Philharmonisches Orchester Kiel and Orchester des Pfalztheaters Kaiserslautern with Daniel Huppert as well as performing Vieuxtemps with the Chamber Orchestra of Belgium.

With pianist Benjamin Grosvenor, Hyeyoon Park performs in duo in Vienna’s Konzerthaus, for Dortmund’s “Junge Wilde” Series, and in Biel. The duo is joined by Brett Dean, Kian Soltani and Leon Bosh for performances of Schubert’s Trout Quintet at the London International Chamber Series, Birmingham Town Hall and Wattens Festival. With pianist Huw Watkins she gave the world premiere of a work by Mark Bowden making her debut at the Newbury Spring Festival. She has also appeared at the Wigmore Hall, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Rheingau Musik Festival, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Musical Olympus Festival and Les Violons de la Paix. She has collaborated with Gidon Kremer, András Schiff, Yuri Bashmet, Lars Vogt, Daniel Hope, Alban Gerhardt, Antje Weithaas, Jan Vogler and Florian Uhlig.

Born in 1992 in Seoul, Hyeyoon Park has studied at the junior colleges of the Korean National University of Arts and University of Cincinnati with teacher Piotr Milewski. She has studied with Antje Weithaas at the Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler" in Berlin since 2006, and since 2010 with Christian Tetzlaff as a Young Soloist at Kronberg Academy, at which she completed her master’s degree in 2016. These studies are funded by the Nikolas Gruber Stipendium. Hyeyoon Park has also participated and performed at the Marlboro Festival, USA, at the invitation of Mitsuko Uchida.

Hyeyoon Park plays a violin of the German violinmaker Stefan-Peter Greiner.

SEASON 2017/2018

Quotes

“She played the Prokofjew concerto confidently by heart and with enchanting lyric intonation, not only during the flageolets, but also with an energetic sound and bowing during the motoric passages of the first movement. She showed high virtuosity in the following wild scherzo, then again expressive intonation and brilliant passages in the finale, which finishes cautiously, as do the two Tschaikowski pieces.”

Coburger Tageblatt, 18 January 2017, Gerhard Deutschmann

“Her beautiful sound in the virtuoso second movement is touching. With a stunning dexterity it pervades through the piece in absolute perfection and diffuses a baffling dark sparkle.”

Neue Presse, 17 January 2017, Von Bernd Schellhorn

“She played the Prokofjew concerto confidently by heart and with enchanting lyric intonation, not only during the flageolets, but also with an energetic sound and bowing during the motoric passages of the first movement. She showed high virtuosity in the following wild scherzo, then again expressive intonation and brilliant passages in the finale, which finishes cautiously, as do the two Tschaikowski pieces.”

Gerhard Deutschmann, Coburger Tageblatt, 18 January 2017

“Her beautiful sound in the virtuoso second movement is touching. With a stunning dexterity it pervades through the piece in absolute perfection and diffuses a baffling dark sparkle.”

Von Bernd Schellhorn, Neue Presse, 17 January 2017

“...wenn man es so hingebungsvoll und souverän ausphrasiert wie die zauberhafte Hyeyoon Park. Park verfügt über etwas einzigartig Kostbares, das ihren Geigenton unvergleichlich charakterisiert: natürliche Süße. Hinzu kommen bestechende Intonation, blitzende Virtuosität und ausgeprägter Sinn für strukturierende Gestaltung [...]”

Süddeutsche Zeitung 17 November 2014, Harald Eggebrecht

“Beim sanften Paukenbeginn mochte man sich an Ludwig van Beethovens ähnlich anhebendes Violinkonzert erinnert fühlen, ihren solistischen Part legte Hyeyoon Park, die bei Christian Tetzlaff an der Kronberg Academy studiert, spannungsvoll vermittelnd aus. Spanisches und Kriegerisches, Hymnisches und Intrikates: Mit ihrer exzellenten Technik und ihrem so schwerelosen Ton changierte sie perfekt zwischen diesen Facetten des 1940 vollendeten, zehn Jahre später von Britten überarbeiteten Konzerts. Auf den wunderbar offen ausschwebenden Schluss-Triller ließ sie im Samstagskonzert noch eine dämonische Zugabe folgen, „Obsession“, den ersten Satz aus der zweiten Solo-Sonate des belgischen Geigenvirtuosen Eugène Ysaÿe.”

Mainzer Allgemeine Zeitung, 22 April 2014 von Axel Zibulski

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Discography

Korngold Violin ConcertoViolin concerto by E.W. Korngold with the Bavarian Radio Symphony and Lawrence Renes. Live from the prize winners' concert of ARD competition in Munich 2009.Jun. 2010, BR Klassik, CD, Available on: iTunes Amazon