Jinha Park stands today on the verge of a major career as a concert pianist, having engaged in numerous demanding and broadening preparatory steps in the last 20 years. Her studies have taken her from Seoul to Texas to Baltimore to Paris; her competition experience has provided her with a keen sense of challenge and accomplishment, and her life experiences teaching, performing and even volunteering have given her a humanity and heart that clearly shows in her playing.
Born in Korea in 1979, Dr. Park began her piano studies at the age of six and gave her public debut at fourteen. Her education has been arts-based, beginning with the Seoul National University in her native country and ending at the Johns Hopkins Peabody Conservatory in the U.S. Her teachers have included such names as Marina Lomazov, Philippe Entremont, Elisenda Fabregas, Marian Hahn, HyungBae Kim, and Kook-In Son. She has also studied under Yong-Hi Moon, Yoheved Kaplinsky, Ann Schein, John Perry and Leon Fleisher.
Jinha Park has won major piano competitions including the Burgos International Music Competition, the Vienna Allegro Vivo International Chamber Music Competition, TMTA (Texas Music Teacher’s Association) solo and concerto competitions, the Etude and Baltimore Music Club competitions, the University of Texas San Antonio Concerto & Aria Competition and several others. She has been a prize winner in yet other competitions such as the Chosun Newspaper’s competition, the Choon-Chu National Piano Competition in Korea.
Dr. Park has been performing actively in Korea, Europe and America. She has been a soloist with the following orchestras including Festival Philharmonic Orchestra (Korea), Romanian Oltenia Symphony Orchestra, Alicante Symphony Orchestra (Spain), and Romanian Timisoara Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony of Dominican Republic, University of Texas at San Antonio Orchestra, and Sunhwa Orchestra. Since 2014, She has performed as a soloist and chamber musician at the most prestigious halls including Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Seoul Arts Center, Kumho Art Hall (Seoul), and other performances took places in St. Petersburg (Russia), Perugia (Italy), Barcelona (Spain), Union City (U.S.), and Seoul (Korea).
Jinha Park is currently an adjunct faculty at the University of Maryland University College, a lecturer at Baekseok Music Conservatory, and a faculty member at Sunhwa Arts High School. She was also a faculty member at the Conservatory of Augusta State University.