Praised as an “exceptional talent” by the Frankfurter Neue Presse, violinist Jessica Park captivates audiences from New York to Seoul with a diverse and compelling array of solo and chamber music performances. Equally at home on both modern and baroque violins, Ms. Park has appeared internationally at such venues as the Cologne Philharmonie, Seoul Arts Center, Shanghai Grand Theatre, and the Vienna Konzerthaus; and stateside at Alice Tully Hall, Symphony Hall (Boston), and Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage and Weill Recital Hall.
A versatile and imaginative artist, Ms. Park is in high demand as an interpreter of baroque and classical repertoire. She can be heard frequently with the country’s premier period instrument ensembles, including the Handel and Haydn Society, Boston Baroque, Trinity Baroque Orchestra, The American Classical Orchestra, and New York Baroque Incorporated. Her duo with fortepianist Ji-Young Kim was recently featured at both the Bloomington and Boston Early Music Festivals, and in 2017 Ms. Park founded the Cramer Quartet, a period instrument string quartet whose upcoming season includes thematic concert programs centered around the lives of Haydn, Mozart, and Schubert.
Ms. Park’s commitment to the art of string quartet playing has resonated strongly throughout her career, resulting in performances at the Metropolitan Museum, the Morgan Library, the New York Historical Society, and WQXR. She has worked closely with members of the Brentano, Cleveland, Emerson, Juilliard, Mendelssohn, Orion, Tokyo, and Ying Quartets. In 2018, Ms. Park and the Cramer Quartet participated in an intensive residency program at the Avaloch Farm Music Institute.
An adventurous advocate for contemporary music, Ms. Park is also a dedicated interpreter of 21st century music in both concert and cross-disciplinary settings. She performs regularly with the American Composers Orchestra, Ensemble LPR, and Ensemble Mise-En. Recent projects include the world premiere of Paolo Marchettini’s Quartet in one movement, the New York premiere of Wynton Marsalis’ Blues Symphony, and Ms. Park’s participation as the resident violinist in the Composers + Musicians Residency at I-Park Foundation.
A native of Cincinnati, Ms. Park moved to New York City to attend the Juilliard School. She holds Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from Juilliard, as well as a Professional Studies Diploma from the Mannes School of Music. Ms. Park was also a Fellow at the Yale School of Music, where she was a member of the Yale Baroque Ensemble. Ms. Park has attended the Aspen Music Festival, IMS Prussia Cove, the International Bowdoin Music Festival, Kneisel Hall, Music Academy of the West, Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute, American Bach Soloists Academy, the Baroque Performance Institute at Oberlin, and the International Baroque Institute at Longy. Her principal teachers include Mark Steinberg, Ronald Copes, Hyo Kang, and Robert Mealy.
Ms. Park resides in New York City, where she enjoys baking pies, reading fiction, and running in Central Park.