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David Park

Adjunct Professor, Violin

MM The Julliard School
BM Indiana University

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Biography

David H. Park, ‘a soloist with extraordinary artistic gifts’, (Salt Lake Tribune), ‘that commands respect…of the highest order,’ (Le Journal Sud Ouest, DN), started playing the violin at the age of five in Seoul, Korea. Park has studied with two of the most distinguished pedagogues, Josef Gingold and Dorothy Delay. He received his Bachelor of Music at the University of Indiana, where he also studied with Yuval Yaron, and Master of Music at the Juilliard School. At the age of 14, he was one of the youngest students of the legendary Jascha Heifetz.

Park maintains a balance between his engagements as soloist with orchestras throughout the world and his recital and chamber music activities. Park has performed solos and recitals in many of the world's great concert halls including Carnegie Recital Hall and Alice Tully Hall in New York, Salle Pleyel in Paris, and Sejong Music Center in Seoul. Park has also performed on national television and radio broadcasts in the United States, France, Hong Kong and Korea. Park was featured on KUTV CBS News; where according to the website blog, his performance brought tears to the news anchor, commenting ‘so pure and perfect.’ In 2013, Strings Magazine featured Park in an exclusive interview.

Some of Park's highlights include his first return to Seoul, Korea, performing the Lalo Symphonie Espagnole with the Seoul Philharmonic. Park made his New York debut performing Vivaldi's Four Seasons in Carnegie Weill Hall. Also, making his debut in Aix-en-Provence Music Festival, he performed both solo and chamber music in collaboration with Augustin Dumay which was broadcasted nationally by France Musique, the premier classical radio station in France. In a highly anticipated Cultural Exchange Gala Concert, Park soloed with the Pyongyang State Orchestra of North Korea. Recently, he soloed with orchestras in Virginia, California, and Hong Kong. Furthermore, Park has presented rare series of concerts pairing Stradivari and Guarneri del Gesu violins with critical acclaim. His debut CD, Violin Meditations, was released in 2013. In 2014-2015, Park will perform Mendelssohn, which will be released on his debut DVD, and Vieuxtemps concertos in New York and California. In 2015, Park will pay tributes to Mozart and Paganini by performing live on KBYU and Sirius XM Radio.

In 2005, Park held a position of Distinguished Artist at the University of California Santa Barbara. He has served on the jury of the Irving M. Klein International Competition in San Francisco. Park is the Assistant Concertmaster of Utah Symphony and Adjunct Professor of Violin at University of Utah. In 2013, he was named as the Concertmaster of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Music Festival. Park is represented by Music Arts Management.

     ‘A True Renaissance Man’ (Salt Lake Tribune), ‘blessed with great talent and ability’ (Orrin Hatch, President pro tempore of US Senate); in 2013, Park was appointed to be the Cultural Ambassador of Mercedes Benz. In 2011, Park’s passion for fine wine culminated in his induction as Commander of Honor in Bordeaux, France, for one of the world’s oldest wine societies, Commanderie du Bontemps. Consequently, he was invited for a private luncheon at the iconic Chateau Haut Brion by Prince Robert of Luxembourg, (SLMag). In 2015, Park made his acting debut and also performed Massenet’s Meditation Thais and Bach’s Air for the soundtrack of the movie, The Strongest Man, where the movie critic Brian Orndorf proclaimed ‘[Park steals scenes with his performance].’ The movie was premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and released in theaters nationwide.

Courses Taught

  • Violin - Private Lessons