New in the orchestra: Kyoungmin Park

05 Nov 2019

Kyoungmin Park, who has played in the viola section of the Berliner Philharmoniker since 1 February 2018, has passed her probationary period and is now a member of the orchestra. Born in South Korea, she first played the violin before changing to the viola. In 2003, she went to study in Vienna. In 2008, she moved to the Academy of Music Hanns Eisler Berlin, where she initially studied under Walter Küssner, and from 2010 under Tabea Zimmermann. She completed her studies there with the concert level examination. In addition, she attended master classes held by Wilfried Strehle, the former principal violist of the Berliner Philharmoniker, who introduced her to the sound ideal of the orchestra. Kyoungmin Park has won many national and international competitions, including the ARD International Music Competition in Munich, and has performed as a soloist with the Philharmonie Baden-Baden, the Kammerakademie Potsdam, the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks and the Korean Symphony Orchestra.

Kyoungmin Park
(Photo: private)