Maxine Park, fourteen, of Hanover, New Hampshire, is a ninth-grader at Phillips Exeter Academy. She has been a student of Mila Filatova since age seven and also studies regularly with Alexander Korsantia.
Maxine has received top prizes at numerous competitions, including first prizes at the Steinway Society of Massachusetts Piano Competition, International Chopin Piano Competition, and International Paderewski Piano Competition. This spring, she received honorable mention as the youngest of seven Intermediate semi-finalists in the Waring International Piano Competition. In the most recent MTNA competitions, Maxine placed first at the New Hampshire and Eastern Division Competitions, and placed second in the National Competition.
Over the past several years, Maxine has performed as a soloist with several orchestras, including New York Concerti Sinfonietta at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, and Nashua Chamber Orchestra as a guest artist in the 2016-2017 season. In 2016 and 2018, she performed at the International Chopin Piano Festival, “Lato z Chopinem,” in Busko-Zdroj, Poland and was featured in the “World Piano Talents” Series. Maxine is one of 14 pianists selected for the 2019 Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition and Festival this summer.
Maxine has also performed in public masterclasses with Simone Dinnerstein, Emile Naoumoff, John Perry, and Ilana Vared. She has been featured on NPR’s From the Top with host Christopher O’Riley and two From the Top videos productions (“A Star Wars Musical Mashup” and “Fantastic Musicians and Where to Find Them”).
Outside of music, Maxine enjoys solving Rubik’s cubes. In 2017, she was one of 28 students in the US named a Caroline D. Bradley Scholar and awarded a full four-year, merit-based high school scholarship.