The South Korean born pianist, Young-Choon Park, began the study of the piano at the age of four and gave her first full recital when she was seven.
She played the Beethoven Piano Concerto No.1 with the Seoul Symphony Orchestra, at the age of nine. The child prodigy studied at the Juilliard School in New York and later gained the highest masters degree at the Hochschule in Munich.
Young-Choon Park has toured extensively, giving over 50 concerts each year, in Europe, Scandinavia, South Africa and the United States, performing at many major concert venues across the world. She makes a welcome return to The Hawth this January, to perform works by Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann and Chopin, as part of the Classical Season.
International Music Festival appearances have included Cork Midsummer Festival and in the UK, at Bath, Salisbury, Brighton, Canterbury, Chelmsford, Bury St Edmunds, Chelsea, Henley-on-Thames, Harrogate, Chichester, Swansea, Guildford, Arundel and City of London, as well as many international festivals each year.
Young-Choon Park has broadcast for radio and television, in many countries, and is currently recording the complete Mozart piano concertos for Duchesne World Records in Belgium.
She has performed with many leading orchestras, including the Stuttgart Philharmonic, Halle State Philharmonic, KZN Philharmonic, Hungarian State Opera, Lithuanian National Symphony, National Philharmonic of Belarus, Sofia Philharmonic, Filarmonica George Enescu, Baden-Badener Philharmonie, Filharmonia Lubelska, Slovak Philharmonic, Weiner Mozart, Karlovy Vary Symphony, Filharmonica Poznańska and the Warsaw Sinfonia.
Tickets, for the performance on January 17, are priced at £16.95 (child: £5) and are available from the Box Office on 01293 553636 or book online at www.hawth.co.uk.