Chaeyoung Park

Winner of the 2022 YCA Susan Wadsworth International Auditions, Chaeyoung Park has been praised as a passionate pianist who “does not play a single note without thought or feeling” (New York Concert Review). Through Park’s various roles as a recitalist, chamber musician, and concerto soloist, she has performed at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall, Bravo! Vail Music Festival, Tongyeong International Music Festival, Ravinia’s Bennett Gordon Hall, Symphony Center’s Orchestra Hall, as well as live-streamed concerts presented by the Gilmore Rising Stars series, the Carlsen Center, and the Lied Center of Kansas virtual series during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As winner of the 2019 Hilton Head International Piano Competition, Park is the first female Korean pianist to receive First Place in the history of the competition. She subsequently presented her solo recital debut at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall and performed Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 with the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra under the baton of John Morris Russell. She was also a top prize winner at the 2016 Gina Bachauer International Young Artists Competition.

An avid chamber musician, Park participated in Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute, Yellow Barn, Four Seasons Winter Workshop, Kneisel Hall, Juilliard ChamberFest, and YoungArts Week, which awarded her the prestigious Gold Medal in Music. She was featured at the Greene Space at WNYC/WQXR, Harvard Club in New York City, and First Congregational United Church of Christ in Sarasota.

At age 14, Park had her first concerto engagement with the Heritage Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of James Murray. She went on to perform with all major orchestras in Kansas, including the Kansas City Symphony, Topeka Symphony Orchestra, Fort Hays Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia of Greater Kansas City, Metropolitan Youth Orchestra, and Kansas Sinfonietta. She now regularly performs with orchestras around the U.S., including the Juilliard chamber orchestra, as well as the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Utah Symphony Orchestra, and Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra.

While pursuing the Bachelor of Music degree at the Juilliard School, Park was awarded the Juilliard Gina Bachauer Scholarship, which offers a year of full-tuition scholarship. For her Master of Music degree, she was named a Kovner Fellow and was awarded the Arthur Rubinstein Prize. Currently, she is an Artist Diploma candidate under the tutelage of Robert McDonald, who has shaped and inspired the artist she is today.