Grace Park is a dynamic violinist, dedicated chamber musician, and passionate pedagogue. Her diverse career has carried her from the world’s foremost concert halls to inner city schools as a soloist, collaborator, coach, and multi-disciplinary educator. Currently in residence at Carnegie Hall as part of the Academy Carnegie Juilliard Weill (ACJW) program, Ms. Park pairs her elite musicianship with a fervent commitment to community engagement.
As a soloist, Ms. Park has been the featured artist at The Kennedy Center, Walt Disney Hall in Los Angeles, Jordan Hall in Boston, Carnegie Hall in New York, The Grace Rainey Auditorium in the Metropolitan Museum, The Rudolfinum in Prague, and Glinka Hall in St. Petersburg. A laureate of the National Symphony Orchestra’s Young Soloist Competition, Ms. Park has also achieved many competitive successes.
A devoted chamber musician, Ms. Park has performed with a variety of ensembles around the world and has led chamber orchestras from the principal chair. In 2012, she performed the world premiere of Samuel Carl Adams’ String Sextet, and she will premiere a Carnegie Hall commissioned work from emerging composer Andy Akiho in the 2013-14 season. She has also been recognized for her work in the Vitas Quartet, her chamber collaborations at Trinity Wall Street’s “Concerts at One”, and her many performances at prestigious venues such as the Yellow Barn Music Festival, Music@Menlo, IMS Prussia Cove and the Perlman Music Program’s Chamber Music Workshop.
While pursuing her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the New England Conservatory under the tutelage of Donald Weilerstein and Miriam Fried, Ms. Park achieved the unprecedented honor of sweeping both of the school’s concerto competitions in the same year. She was handpicked to represent NEC in an inaugural series of house concerts and a live performance on WGBH television to promote upcoming performances. Ms. Park has received support from a variety of institutions and foundations including The Colburn Foundation, Mandell Collection, Leni Fe Bland Foundation, Young Musician’s Debut Foundation, and Dorothy Starling Foundation.
On Nov. 17, 2018 in NYC, Grace Park was named first prize winner of the 2018 international Naumburg Violin Competition.