Esther Park, pianist
Visiting artist Esther Park has performed as a soloist with orchestras and in recitals across the United States as well as Asia and major European cities. She has appeared as soloist with many orchestras such as Houston Symphony, Yale Philharmonia, Corpus Christi Symphony, Filharmonia Pomorska, Poland, Orchestra Filarmonica, Romania, Shanghai Philharmonic, China, Shreveport Symphony, the Juilliard Symphony, and the New Jersey Symphony.
Born in Pusan, Korea, Dr. Park began to play in public soon after her first piano lessons at the age of four. She moved to the United States in 1995, after being accepted to the Juilliard School's Pre-College division. She completed the undergraduate and graduate degrees from the Juilliard School, studying with Yoheved Kaplinsky. Park has also studied at the Hochschule fur Musik und Theater, Hannover, under the tutelage of Bernd Goetzke. She has since received the Artist Diploma, Master of Musical Arts degrees and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees at the Yale School of Music under the guidance of Boris Berman.
Park is an Associate Professor at East Tennessee State University.