Hailed as "prodigiously talented" (Washington Post) and praised for her "freedom, mastery and fantasy" (La Libre, Belgium), Australian Susie Park has gained worldwide recognition for her searing emotive range and dynamic stage presence. Concertising around the world she has appeared as soloist with the Vienna Symphony, Royal Philharmonic, Pittsburgh Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, Memphis Symphony, Orchestra of St. Luke's, major "prodigiously talented" --Washington Post Australian orchestras including those of Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Tasmania, West Australia and Canberra, Korea's KBS orchestra, the Lille National Orchestra under the direction of Yehudi Menuhin in France and the Wellington Sinfonia, New Zealand. Recent performances include recitals throughout the US and appearances in venues including Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Barbes and Le Poisson Rouge in New York, Ravinia Festival and Millennium Park in Chicago, Symphony Hall in Boston, Philadelphia's Kimmel Center, the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C., the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Cologne Philharmonie, and Dusseldorf Tonhalle and the Danish Radio Concert Hall. Conductors she has collaborated with include Simon Rattle, Hans Vonk, Alan Gilbert, Fabio Luisi and Yehudi Menuhin.
Among her numerous awards and honours, Miss Park won top prizes at the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis and the Wieniawski Competition (Poland), and was winner of the Yehudi Menuhin International Competition (France), resulting in performances and re-engagements throughout the US and Europe. She won the Richard Goldner Concerto Competition and the Ernest Llewellyn String Award, took top prize in the National String Division of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Young Performer's Award and her performance with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra was televised nationally, earning her the Victorian Premier's Award.
“Especially haunting...moving, persuasive performance” -New York Times.
A passionate chamber musician, Miss Park was the violinist of the Eroica Trio from 2006 to 2012. Highlights include releasing the Trio's Grammy®-nominated eighth CD for EMI featuring all-American music, "An American Journey", and embarking on international tours in countries including New Zealand, Brazil and Denmark, Germany with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the US with Vienna Symphony Orchestra in venues including New York’s Avery Fisher Hall and Chicago’s Millennium Park.
Miss Park was a member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Centre Two from 2006-2009, collaborating with such Society members as Wu Han, Gary Hoffman and Ida Kavafian. She has participated in numerous tours with Musicians from Marlboro to critical acclaim as a result of her three consecutive summers in residence at the Marlboro Music Festival. Collaborations include performances with members of the Guarneri, Juilliard, Emerson and Cleveland Quartets, Kim Kashkashian, "Park plays with a sweet, acutely focused tone, and her mix of musical elegance and bristling virtuosity fits her colleagues' style like a well-tailored glove." -Miami Herald.Pamela Frank, Jimmy Lin and Jaime Laredo, and her numerous festival appearances include Music from Angelfire in New Mexico, Caramoor and Skaneateles Festivals in New York, Open Chamber Music at Prussia Cove, England, the Ravinia Festival, Aspen Music Festival, the Bermuda Festival, Sommerakademie Mozarteum in Austria and Israel's Keshet Eilon.
Miss Park is also a founding member of ECCO, the East Coast Chamber Orchestra, a conductor-less chamber orchestra based upon democratic principles, whose focus is to be purely on music-making and is comprised of some of the most talented young chamber musicians, soloists and principal string players in major American orchestras. Translating this diversity of experience and virtuosity into a unified ensemble approach, ECCO combines the strength and power of an orchestral ensemble with the personal, intimate nature of chamber music. In January 2012, ECCO released a new recording of fresh takes on some of the most popular and compelling music from three different centuries. The virtuosity and spirit of the music-making soar on this self-titled debut album of beloved works by Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich and Geminiani, released on the eOne label.
Miss Park’s interest in music of all genres has led to collaborations with various artists including jazz trumpeter Chris Botti, with whom she performed forty-one consecutive shows at the Blue Note Jazz club in New York.
A native of Sydney, Australia, Miss Park first picked up the violin at age three, making her solo recital debut at the age of five. She earned her Bachelor of Music degree from the Curtis Institute of Music and an Artist Diploma at the New England Conservatory.
Miss Park served as Concertmaster of the Curtis Symphony and the New York String Orchestra in Carnegie Hall and her teachers included Jaime Laredo, Ida Kavafian, Donald Weilerstein, Miriam Fried, Shi-Xiang (Peter) Zhang and Christopher Kimber. Miss Park enjoys knitting, garment design and other creative arts. She currently resides in New York City.