Fourteen-year-old Hyeonuk Park, a student at Baker School in Massachusetts, studies piano at New England Conservatory of Music (NEC) in Boston. Formerly, he studied piano in his native Korea, where, in 2012 and 2013, he took first prize at National Music Contests with Daegu Philharmonic Orchestra and, in the following year, gained three first prizes at National Student Music Competitions. In 2015, Hyeonuk gave his first solo recital in St. Petersburg, Russia where, in 2016, he earned grand prix at St. Petersburg International Young Art Premium Competition. Since 2016, he has studied with Prof. Wha Kyung Byun and Dr. Sangyoung Kim at New England Preparatory School. Most recently, he gained second prize at 9th West Virginia International Piano Competition and Festival.
With his Trio Giocoso, Hyeonuk performed twice in 2018 for NPR’s From the Top, in concert with the Canadian Brass and on the radio show at NEC’s Jordan Hall, and he performed with Trio Giocoso at the NEC Prep Chamber Music Gala Concert in 2017. Moreover, again in 2018, Hyeonuk performed in concert with NEC Prep Youth Repertory Orchestra at Jordan Hall.
A Black Belt in Taekwondo and varsity swimmer at school, Hyeonuk has been accepted into Juilliard Pre-College for the fall of 2019.