On March 17, we have the honor of welcoming the 2nd prize winner of the Liszt Utrecht International Piano Competition.
Born in 1990, South Korea
Especially during Park’s encore, the Paganini adaptation La campanella, you sometimes had to pinch yourself: is this really happening, here, in front of me? Anyone who can play such a finger breaker with such playful ease that the stardust rises from the strings cannot go home without a prize.
– De Volkskrant
On September 29, 2022, Yeon-Min Park (1990, South Korea) won the second prize and the audience prize during Liszt Utrecht 2022. She received her prize in the Grote Zaal of TivoliVredenburg, after her final performance with the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Christian Reif.
Yeon-Min Park received her Bachelor of Music from Seoul National University and her Masters from Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media in 2017.
Yeon-Min Park won several prizes, including first prizes at George Enescu International Music Competition, Lyon International Piano Competition, Suzhou Jinji Lake International Piano Competition, Palma d’Oro international Piano Competition, Hanoi international Piano Competition, Seoul International Music Competition and both first prize and chamber music prize at the Darmstadt Chopin Competition.
In 2021/22, Yeon-Min Park played as a soloist with the Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Berlin conducted by Vladimir Jurowski, the Korean Coop Orchestra at Seoul Arts Center and with the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra in the Golden Hall at the Musikverein Vienna. She also played solo recitals in Düsseldorf, Seoul, Palermo and her 2023 tour will take her to concert halls in the Netherlands, South Korea, Sweden, South Africa, Ecuador and France.
With its wide repertoire ranging from baroque to contemporary music, Yeon-Min Park has given concerts with various orchestras such as Südwestdeutscher Philharmonie Konstanz, Philharmonies Kammerorchester Wernigerode, Russian Chamber Philharmonic St.Petersburg, Korean Symphony Orchestra, Hanoi Philharmonic Orchestra, Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra, Busan Philharmonic, Bucheon Philharmonic, Suzhou Symphony Orchestra and Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion.
|The full program is like follows:|
|George Enescu (1881-1955) – Prelude and Scherzo in F sharp|
|Claude Debussy (1862-1918) – Childrens corner, L116
Preludes – Book II, L123
l’isle Joyeuse, L106
|Franz Liszt (1811-1886) – Romance oubliee, S 527|
|Franz Liszt (1811-1886) – Sonetto 104 del Petrarca, S 161/5|
|Franz Liszt (1811-1886) – Soirées de Vienne “Valses caprices d’après Franz Schubert” No. 6, S427/6|
|Franz Liszt (1811-1886) – ballad no. 2 in b, S 171|