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Thursday, Nov. 4 at 8 p.m, Squires Recital Salon
$15 general; $12 senior; $10 student
Click here to purchase tickets thorugh the Moss Arts Center ticket office.

Pianist 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.

Park will perform the following program for the Virginia Tech concert:
Clara Schumann Three Romances Op. 11  
Robert Schumann Three Romances, Op. 28
Clara Schumann Three Romances, Op. 21  
  Intermisson
Maria Niederberger Fantasy for E: Rocks, Sea and a Muse (2019)
Amy Beach Ballade Op. 6  
Maurice Ravel La Valse  

Park has recently formed a piano duo with her sister, Sun-A Park.  Duo Amadeae has since won the Chicago International Duo Piano Competition, and has appeared in numerous festivals, concerto performances and in duo recitals.  The duo has been heard on WQXR as well as part of the Horowitz & Stecher foundation’s piano series.

 Park is the winner of the 2013 Jose Roca International Piano Competition and 2013 Russian International Music Competition. She is the winner of 2009 “Prix Amadeo” and the 2009 Chopin Gesellschaft Klavierwettbewerb. Dr. Park also received top prizes at the 3rd San Marino International Piano Competition, the 3rd China Shanghai International Piano Competition, the 6th Paderewski International Piano Competition, the National Chopin Competition (USA), Hilton Head International Competition, the 14th New Orleans International Piano Competition and is the recipient of the President Clinton’s Prodigy Award.

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. 

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We are grateful to Main Street Inn and the Inn at Virginia Tech, the Hotel Sponsors for the Music on Mondays and Visiting Artist Series in the School of Performing Arts at Virginia Tech.

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