Meet Our Director of Violin School
Eun Seo Park
Co-Founder, Artistic Director of Park Na Conservatory
Eun Seo Park was born in South Korea where she began violin instruction at age 7. She made her first debut as a soloist when she was 10 years old as she played with the Incheon Civic Orchestra, performing Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3. Showing a proclivity towards pedagogy, it would be just 7 years later after moving to the US that Eun Seo would begin her teaching journey after acquiring Suzuki teaching certificates at age 14. She quickly fell in love with teaching both private students as well as through various enrichment programs. Her first solo debut in the United States was with the Colorado Springs Symphony Orchestra at age 16, where she performed Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto. Eun Seo went on to win numerous international and domestic competitions. Performance venues include Carnegie Hall (NY), Walt Disney Concert Hall (CA) Hollywood Bowl (CA), AT&T Stadium (TX), Walton Performing Arts Center (AR), Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center (CA) and more.
Professor Park received her B.M. at the University of North Texas as well as her M.M. in Violin Performance and Instrumental Conducting. Currently, she is a finishing candidate of Doctor of Musical Arts at the University of Texas, Austin. Early influences that have shaped her playing and teaching methods are the many invaluable teachers such as Sandy Yamamoto, Felix Olshofka and Jeff Thayer as well as masterclasses with violinists including Emanuel Borok, Elisabeth Adkins, Midori Goto, Alexander Kerr, Andres Cardenes, Charles Castleman, Scott Yoo, Mauricio Fuks, Sarah Chang and Katherine McLin. She was also fortunate to study chamber music with the Miro Quartet, Shanghai Quartet and the Julliard Quartet. In addition to teaching at several music institutes, Professor Park was appointed as an adjunct professor of string chamber music studies at the University of Arkansas in 2019.
Perhaps the most transformative experiences in her music making however, have developed during the many mission trips to foreign countries. There, with violin in tow, she was able to see first hand the power of music light up the countless faces of children who were suffering in dire conditions. With little hope, and lacking the most basic essentials, she could only pray as she shared her music with them. Ever since, it has been their faces that have inspired her life’s mission -to reach out to young people, sharing her music and her teaching artistry with the hope of helping them find hope and the meaning of life, as it has for her.