Biography

A dedicated and versatile pianist, Cha Young Park has performed in solo and chamber recitals across the United States and Asia. She most recently has made her solo debut at the Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall and Steinway Hall in New York City.

Ms. Park is a highly regarded piano teacher with over ten years’ experience. She works with students across a wide range of repertoires and age levels, offering lessons in English and Korean. Many of her students have gone on to summer music festivals, participated in competitions, and performed in solo recitals. In addition to maintaining a private studio, she held a piano faculty position for the Pre-College Young Pianist Program at the Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University. Furthermore, she has taught group lessons, coached chamber groups, and led seminars at the Butler University Summer Piano Camp and Levine Music and Arts Camp.

Ms. Park’s principal teachers include Emile Naoumoff, Arnaldo Cohen, Dr. Steve Roberson, Dr. Kate Boyd, and Andrew Russo. She has appeared in masterclasses with Stephen Hough, Emanuele Arciuli, Orion Weiss, Sheila Paige, and received chamber music coaching from many eminent string, woodwind, and voice professors.

After immigrating from South Korea to the United States in 1997, Ms. Park continued her musical studies, winning first prize in International and national competitions. She attended Butler University on a full scholarship, earning a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance in 2008. While at Butler, she received an Audition Award from Jordan College of Fine Arts, the Pi Kappa Lambda Scholarship, and won first prize at the Jordan College of Fine Arts Concerto Competition. In 2011, Ms. Park received the Artistic Excellence Award, a full scholarship from the Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University, where she earned her Master of Music in Piano Performance in 2013.

Currently, Ms. Park is pursuing a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance at the Catholic University of America, Benjamin T. Rome School of Music under the guidance of Professor Jose Ramos Santana. She serves as a piano faculty at the Levine School of Music in Washington, D.C. and maintains a private piano studio in Arlington, Virginia. She is frequently invited to serve as an adjudicator and is an active member of the Northern Virginia Music Teachers Association and the Washington D.C. Music Teachers Association.