Born in Germany but of Korean descent, Samuel Park received his earliest musical training in various parts of Europe. A graduate of The Juilliard School, his exceptional musicianship has earned him a reputation as an artist who, in addition to his versatile interpretations of the classics, is known for his dedication and commitment to historical performance practice. Throughout his career, he has performed in six different continents and instructed master-classes in the United States, Germany, Holland, France, China, Korea as well as Japan and Brazil. A frequent participant at numerous music festivals, Samuel Park enjoys spending most of his summers at the Boston Early Music Festival, the Crested Butte Music Festival and serves as co-concertmaster of the Chelsea Music Festival. In the recent years, he has appeared as soloist in Paganini’s Violin Concerto No.1 with the Northwest Florida Symphony, and was featured as soloist in the world premiere of Lee Johnson’s The Spheres. He currently serves as concertmaster of the Bozeman Symphony Orchestra.
How many years have you been coming to CBMF?
I believe I will be celebrating my 9th year with the CBMF this summer!
What do you like most about the festival and/or Crested Butte?
There are too many things to list, but here are a few: The beautiful nature and what it has to offer; to get to see my dear friends of the festival each year; Fly-fishing; Greek-salad at Pita’s in Paradise
What are you most excited about this year?
To be able to see my CBMF-family and make great music together, fly-fishing, Greek-salad at Pita’s.
Do you have any recent or exciting news you’d like to share with us?
My 21 month old just learned how to say the entire alphabet!
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