Chaeyoung is scheduled to compete in the prestigious Cleveland International Piano Competition in May. You can hear her program for free and wish her well on her quest! Seating is limited, so RSVP to save your spot.
Watch Miss Park performing Chopin’s “Ballade No. 2” on a Steinway & Sons Concert Grand:
Seventeen-year old Chaeyoung Park, from South Korea and Lawrence, KS, has been studying with Dr. Jack Winerock of University of Kansas piano faculty for seven years. She also studies with Dr. Scott McBride Smith.
Chaeyoung was awarded Gold Medal in Music by the National YoungArts Foundation in 2014. She received First Place at 2014 Emilio Del Rosario International Young Artists Piano Concerto Competition and received Young Jury Award and Discretionary Award at the 2014 Arthur Fraser International Piano Competition. She received Third Prize at the 7th USASU International Piano Competition in 2015. She won First Place in the 2012 International Institute for Young Musicians International Piano Competition, as well as the Audience Prize. She was the youngest semifinalist and finalist at the 2012 Eastman Young Artists International Piano Competition. She was awarded First Place in the Junior Level of the Louisiana International Piano Competition in 2011.
She received First Place from the American Protégé International Competition and the Fite Family Young Artists Competition. She won First Place in Junior Division in Missouri Western Young Artist Piano Competition. She has won First Place and also Audience Prize at the Kansas City Symphony Concerto Competition. She was the Overall Winner at the MYA Walgreens Concerto Competition Open Senior Division and at Topeka Symphony Youth Concerto Audition. She was the Kansas State and West Central Division MTNA Junior Piano winner in 2010-2011 and 2011-2012. Her chamber group was the Grand Winner of the National Young Artists Chamber Music and Ensemble Competition. She has performed in such halls as Orchestra Hall at Chicago Symphony Center, Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center in New York, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, New World Center in Miami, Helzberg Hall at Kauffman Center for Performing Arts, Kodak Hall at Eastman School of Music and Lied Center of Kansas. She has performed with the Kansas City Symphony with Maestro Michael Stern, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Neil Varon, New Millennium Symphony with Frencesco Milioto and the Topeka Symphony Orchestra with Robert Olson among others. She has participated in masterclasses with renowned teachers and musicians such as Leon Fleisher, Jorge Osorio, Michael Stern and John Perry.
Aside from playing piano, she likes playing with her cats, baking and cooking, and reading books.