Violinist Ji-Hae Park

Celestial music for the soul

Ji-Hae Park was born in Germany. She took her first violin lesson from her mother, Lee Yeun-Hong, who is also a violinist. Park has been named Honorary Ambassador for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games highlighted by the Yonhapnews Agency, “Park, is a fan of winter sports and an accomplished skater.

In July, Park posted a promotional video on her Web site in which she plays the violin while doing figure skating and competes against men playing hockey.” She was recognized as The Respected Korean 2010 with Grand Prix and considered to be the youngest winner ever.

This distinction is given to a Korean who has shown great leadership and influence in encouraging national development and integration for the benefit of the Nation from the FISLEA (International Professional Association), the Magazine Consumer Union Times the SYB-TV.

She played a rare violin known as the Petrus Guarnerius 1735, Venedig which was on loan by the German Foundation (Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben) for eight years starting in 2003.

Park is the Honorary Ambassador of the Yeosu 2012 World Expo. Her successful New York Debut at Carnegie Hall was documented by the New York Concert Review, "Her stage persona is extremely charismatic and emotional, and she was able to bring out all the stylistic and dynamic contrasts of her varied composers."

In her first performance at Carnegie Hall, Park started off the "Hope & Love Concert" with Saint-Saëns' "Danse Macabre", famous in South Korea for being the music that figure-skating champion Yuna Kim used for her gold medal winning short program at the 2009 World Figure Skating Championships.

Park followed that with Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 3, Pablo de Sarasate's Zigeunerweisen ("Gypsy Airs"), and "When Mama Goes to Pick an Oyster," a Korean children's song. She is the two time 1st Prize winner of the National Music Competition of Germany Jugend musiziert in 2001 (in Solo) and 2002 (in Chamber music).

In 2003, Park won the 2nd prize including 3 special prizes at Remember Enescu International Violin Competition in Romania. At Johann Georg Pisendel Dresden Germany she won over the judges by playing Mozarts Violin Sonata no. 21.

Apart from those distinctions, she was awarded at the Kloster Schoental International Competition in Germany, Brahms InternationalCompetition in Austria, Andrea Postacchini International Competition in Italy, Juergen Sellheim Hannover Germany, Pinchas Zukerman Award for outstanding talent & potential.

She was also honored as a ZIRP Fellow (the abbreviation of the Cultures-initiative of Rheinland-Pfalz's culture in Germany)