Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with David Park

Our Artist in Residence David Park joins us one final time for one of the greatest violin concertos of all time. The Mendelssohn will be paired with the beloved American composer Florence Price’s first symphony, which will have you dancing along by the end of the night. This concert will be recorded live for a professionally released CD.

David Park is ‘a soloist with extraordinary artistic gifts’,
(Salt Lake Tribune).

David Park

David H Park

David H Park, ‘a soloist with extraordinary artistic gifts’, (Salt Lake Tribune) ‘that commands respect…of the highest order,’ (Le Journal Sud Ouest, DN), started playing the violin at the age of five in Seoul, Korea. Park has studied with two of the most distinguished pedagogues, Josef Gingold and Dorothy Delay, receiving his Bachelor and Master of Music at Indiana University and the Juilliard School, respectively. At the age of 14, he was one of the youngest students of the legendary Jascha Heifetz.

Some of Park's highlights include his first return to Seoul, Korea, performing the Lalo Symphonie Espagnole with the Seoul Philharmonic. Park made his New York debut performing Vivaldi's Four Seasons in Carnegie Weill Hall. Also, making his debut in Aix-en-Provence Music Festival, his concerts were broadcasted nationally by France Musique, the premier classical radio station in France. Park has presented rare series of concerts pairing Stradivari and Guarneri del Gesu violins to critical acclaim. His debut recording with Centaur Records, David Park Plays Fritz Kreisler, chief editor of American Record Guide remarked “This is the most brilliant Kreisler recording.” Recently, Park performed concertos of Tchaikovsky, Sibelius, Beethoven, Bruch, and Vivaldi Four Seasons in Los Angeles and New York, and made his anticipated London debut playing on a Stradivarius from Beare’s International Violin Society. In ’22-’23, Park is the Artist-in-Residence with Southwest Symphony and will have several major projects with the orchestra and also work with students of the community. He will also perform solos in London, Bordeaux, New York, St George, Salt Lake City, and Glendale.

A True Renaissance Man’ (Salt Lake Tribune), in 2019, Park was appointed to be the Cultural Ambassador of Ferrari. In 2011, Park’s passion for fine wine culminated in his induction as Commander of Honor in Bordeaux, France, for one of the world’s oldest wine societies, Commanderie du Bontemps. In 2015, Park made his acting debut and also performed Massenet’s Meditation Thais and Bach’s Air for the soundtrack of the movie. The movie was premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and released in theaters nationwide.