Originally from Seoul, South Korea, Dr. Jeongeun Park is an educator and performer based in Cincinnati, Ohio. In recent years, Dr. Park has established herself as an in-demand soloist and chamber musician in both the United States and in Asia. In South Korea, she appeared in numerous concerts in major venues such as the Seoul Arts Center, KBS Hall, Sejong Center for the Performing Arts. Most recently, she gave her New York solo debut recital at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in December of 2018.
Dr. Park’s versatility is demonstrated through her dedication to the performance of various genres and styles. She recently organized her new viola ensemble project which will be performing a variety of arranged pieces including premier composition works. The ensemble’s concert series will be taking place throughout the US, South Korea and Hong Kong starting in January 2020. Along with the idea of versatility in music, she believes it is essential to communicate with the audience through a variety of concerts. Following that ideal, she frequently works with museum staff and local musicians to produce concerts based on specific artworks including topics like ‘Shostakovich meets Rothko’, ‘Prokofiev meets Shakespeare’ and ‘Portraits of Mothers’.
She also has extensive experience as an orchestral performer. She served as Principal Violist of the Sookmyung Orchestra, Assistant Principal Violist of the Gwacheon Symphony Orchestra, has been a member of the Aspen Festival Orchestra, and participated in individual concerts with the Louisville Orchestra, the Lexington Philharmonic and the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra.
Dr. Park is a passionate educator with years of post-secondary and private teaching experience. She has served as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music (CCM). Her teaching experiences ranged from mentoring those who did not play the viola as their principal instrument, to mentoring graduate students who were preparing for careers as professional musicians.
She has earned her Bachelor’s degree at Sookmyung Women’s University under Professor Do-Yeon Kim and Professor Jui Kang in Seoul, South Korea. She holds a Master of Music, Artist Diploma, and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music. While at CCM her principal teachers were Professor Catharine Carroll Lees and Professor Masao Kawasaki.