Jihong Park, Collaborative Pianist has always been musically gifted. From a young age, he has been playing with a variety of musicians.
As an accomplished pianist who brings great sensitivity to his performances, Jihong Park has won numerous awards and piano competitions while performing in several countries around the world.
Mr. Park was born in South Korea, and began playing piano at the age of seven. A self-taught beginner, he started formal training at the age of 17 with his piano teacher in South Korea, and in 1995, studied for his Bachelor’s in Piano Performance at Chung-ang University.
Jihong won second-place in numerous Korean piano competitions, including the Korean Youth Piano Competition, the Chang-won University Piano Competition, and the Chon-nam Piano Competition, and received a full undergraduate scholarship for piano performance. He has performed in multiple national and international venues including Kyungnam Art Center in South Korea, the Steinway Gallery and Clarke Recital Hall in Miami, Florida, Isidor Bajic music academy, Serbia, and Evangelical Covenant Church, Fort Collins, Colorado.
As a University of Miami graduate and one of the FAU Provost Fellowship recipients and the 2010 Concerto and Aria Competition winners, he joined Chamber Music Institute (University of Nebraska) where he was awarded full fellowship to work with other prestigious musicians.
He has studied under famous pianists and pedagogues such as Judith Burganger, Rita Sloan, and Heeju Chon.
Jihong previously served as an adjunct faculty member and staff accompanist at Nova Southeastern University and is currently pursuing the doctoral degree in collaborative piano at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is certified by the Music Teachers National Association and a recipient of the 2017 Piano Technician Guild Scholarship.