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Soohong Park (piano) plays Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin and Debussy

Friday February 8, 2019 at 13:10
St James's Church, Piccadilly, London
Free admission – no ticket required

  1. Sonata for Piano No 30 in E Op 109 - Ludwig van Beethoven
  2. Impromptu No 3 in G flat, from 4 Impromptus Op 90; D 899 - Franz Schubert
  3. Nocturne No 13 in C minor Op 48 No 1 - Fryderyk Chopin
  4. L'isle joyeuse - Claude Debussy

Soohong Park was born in 1992 in Jeju, South Korea. After graduating the elementary school in Jeju in 2005, he moved to Detmold, where he went to a German school and Musikhochschule Detmold as a young student under tutelarge of Dina Ugorskaja, Prof. Alfredo Perl and Prof. Peter Orth. Then he finished both his Bachelor and masters of chamber music with the highst degrees. Currently he is studying Artist Diploma degree in piano solo with Prof. Ronan O'Hora at the Guildhall school of music and Drama. He attended master classes by Menahem Pressler, Ivan Klánský, Bernd Götzke, Günter Ludwig, the Guarneri trio and the Cologne Piano trio, from whom he received a scholarship in 2012. He was the participant of the IMS Prussia Cove 2018 where he worked with Ferenc Rados and Rita Wagner.

Soohong Park won the 3rd prize at the 4th international piano competition in Wiesbaden in 2009 and the first prize at the Classix Festival competition in Braunschweig in 2010. He won both 1st and 2nd Auryn chamber music competition in 2015 and 2016 with his trio during his chamber music study. In December 2017 he won the second prize at the BPSE (Beethoven Piano Society of Europe) Senior intercollegiate Piano Competition in London.

As a soloist Soohong has performed at the Carl Loewe festival in Lübejün in 2007, where his performance was broadcasted by MDR and in 2008 he had a recital at the Philharmonie in Vilnius, which was organised by Rostropovich foundation. In December 2017 he gave a recital as part of the LSO platforms: Guildhall Artist Series at the Barbican. He performed the second Rachmaninoff concerto, Mozart concerto in d-minor KV466 with the Verler vier Jahreszeiten symphony orchestra in Verl-Kaunitz during the time where he was studying in Germany. Recent Concerto performance includes the Mozart Concerto in C major K 467 with the Guildhall Chamber Orchestra and the Beethoven 3rd Piano Concerto in C-minor with Verler vier Jahreszeiten Symphony Orchestra. As a chamber musician, he played with his trio at the Weinberg Festival in Detmold and the triple concerto by Beethoven in Paderborn with the orchestra of the Paderborn university in July 2016. As a song accompanist, he played in semi and final of the Kathleen Ferrier Competition in Wigmore Hall in April 2018.

Free recital (retiring collection)

St James's Church, Piccadilly
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