Pianist Yu Jung Park has performed as a soloist and a recitalist in the United States, Europe, and South Korea. As a concert pianist, she has garnered numerous awards throughout her career, including the Rising Artist Evening of Piano Concerti V series from the New York Concert Artists & Associates and American Protégé Concerto Competition. Yu Jung has been the featured performer at the Weil Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and she premiered “The Music of Andre Singer” at the Bruno Walter Auditorium in Lincoln Center in New York City. As a piano soloist with an orchestra, Yu Jung has appeared with the NYCA Symphony Orchestra and the Temple University Sinfonia. In addition, she has won the Young Artist Audition by Kumho Cultural Foundation and the Segye-Ilbo and Munwha-Ilbo Competitions in South Korea.
Performing on numerous occasions at Baroque recital Hall of the Jan Deyl Conservatory in Czech Republic, Friedberg Hall at Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University, Mallery Concerts at Rutgers at Camden College, Rock hall, and Kumho Art Hall, Youngsan Art Hall, KNUA Hall, among other venues, she was invited to have recitals relatively sponsored by Pennsylvania State University (Esber Reital Hall), University of Tenneessee (Powell Hall), ORCMA (Oak Ridge Civic Music Association), and Steinway Society of Knoxville.
Yu Jung has participated in the Prague International Piano Festival, Ilym International Piano Festival at Santa Barbara, Russia Kostomuksha International Music Festival, and San Francisco Conservatory Music Festival. Yu Jung has performed in Master Classes conducted by such internationally renowned pianists as Claude Frank, Menehem Pressler, Arnaldo Cohen, and Logan Skelton. As a chamber musician, Yu Jung played in the ensemble “Primavera” and she was invited as a collaborative pianist in the International Tuba Euphonium Conference (ITEC) where she played with world renowned musicians such as Benjamin Pierce, Andy Rummel, and David Earll.
A native of South Korea, Yu Jung received her education in the United States and South Korea. She holds the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance from Temple University with a dissertation on the piano performance of Franz Liszt’s Transcription of Beethoven’s An die ferne Geliebte. She also holds the degrees of Graduate Performance Diploma and Master of Music in Piano Performance from the Peabody Conservatory at The Johns Hopkins and Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Korea National University of Arts. While studying for her degrees, she received numerous scholarships, academic fellowships, and teaching assistantships. Her advisers have included Charles Abramovic, Yonghi Moon, and Choongmo Kang. As a concert artist and educator, Yu Jung engaged her ongoing passion for the artistic inspiration of others, serving as a collaborative pianist at The University of Tennessee, a member of the Music Teachers National Association, and National Federation of Music Clubs. She joined as a faculty at Presbyterian University and Theological Seminary in Seoul, Korea from 2017.