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Nakyung Park - Viola

Biography

Nakyung Park is originally from South Korea and has been living in London since she was 9. She started to learn to play the viola at the age of 11 and since then she has been participating in many musical activities.

She joined CYM (Centre for Young Musicians) for two years (2012-2014) and took individual lessons with Elizabeth Watson. She has contributed in a string quartet and a chamber orchestra learning numerous varieties of repertoires.

Nakyung has been offered full scholarship from the Purcell school of Music to join sixth form (2014-2016) to study with Ian Jewel. She has played in many solo lunchtime concerts in CP hall and Recital room at the school, and chamber music as well as leading the viola section in the Purcell Symphony Orchestra. Also, she has played in prestigious venues such as the Wigmore Hall, Royal festival hall and Watford Colosseum, St. James Piccadilly and the Queen Elizabeth Hall. She has entered a competition called the ‘North London Festival of Music 2016’ where she got third prize.

Nakyung also has been awarded a scholarship at the Royal College of Music, supported by a Music Talks award and the Henriette Schoeller Harrison Award, and continued to study with Ian Jewel for first year then moved on to Andriy Viytovych. Through College so far, Nakyung had many opportunities to play in St Paul’s Cathedral, St Bart’s church and Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall. Also, she was involved in RCM Symphony Orchestra where she performed in Buckingham Palace under the baton with Maxim Vengerov and John Wilson.

She has participated to a few of summer music courses; ‘Cadenza international summer music course for strings and piano,’ ‘Virtuoso and Belcanto’ and ‘AIMS foundation.’ Also, she has won the audition for Britten Shostakovich Festival orchestra and Britten pears young artist in 2020.

updated September 2021