Christopher Park


Photo: Michael Dannenmann

Photo: Michael Dannenmann


“Christopher Park is a pianist who captivates audiences with his fascinating technical mastery, astounding musical maturity, and a particularly intense performance style” – this was the explanation given by the jury of the Stiftung Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival upon awarding Christopher Park the renowned Leonard Bernstein Award 2014.

Numerous important orchestras have engaged Christopher Park, including the Vienna Symphony, the Frankfurt Radio Symphony and NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestras, Deutsche Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Spanish National Orchestra, Galicia Symphony Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic, Shanghai Symphony, Qatar Philharmonic, Chamber Orchestra of Lausanne and Bamberg Symphony, to name but a few. In November 2014, Christopher Park stood in for Emanuel Ax with the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra to great success.

Christopher Park has worked with conductors such as Christoph Eschenbach, Paavo Järvi, Sebastian Weigle, Ion Marin, Paul Daniel and Dimitri Kitajenko. He has given concerts at festivals including the Rheingau Music Festival, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, the Quincena Musical de San Sebastián and the Ravinia Festival.

Alongside his engagements as a soloist, for which he has gained recognition from such awards as the Rheingau Music Festival Prize, he is passionately involved in chamber music. He made his debut at the Vienna Musikverein in 2014 with the Küchl Quartet, which comprises members of the Vienna Philharmonic. Following this appearance the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra nominated him for the prestigious Credit Suisse Award. He has also played with musicians such as Avi Avital, Richard O’Neill, Leticia Moreno, Adolfo Gutiérrez Arenas, accompanied singers including Sumi Jo and has collaborated with John Neumeier on various projects.

Christopher Park has been influenced by two major musical traditions: the Russian school of Lev Oborin via his studies with Lev Natochenny and the German school of Wilhelm Kempff in his studies with Joachim Volkmann.

Nominated as an ECHO Rising Star by the Wiener Konzerthaus and Musikverein Wien

Performance dates

28.09.2016 – 8:15 pm
Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam

30.09.2016 – 8 pm
Philharmonie Luxembourg

04.10.2016 – 7 pm
Bozar Brussels

19.11.2016 – 7 pm
Müpa Budapest

17.12.2016 – 7:30 pm
Wiener Konzerthaus

08.01.2017 – 11 am
Festspielhaus Baden-Baden

14.01.2017 – 11 am
Cité de la musique – Philharmonie de Paris

22.01.2017 – 4 pm
Kölner Philharmonie

28 or 29.01.2017
Sage Gateshead

01.02.2017 – 8 pm
Elbphilharmonie Hamburg

19.02.2017 – 1 pm
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Lisbon

21.02.2017 – 7 pm
Barbican Centre London

Konzerthaus Dortmund

19.03.2017 – 6 pm
Stockholms Konserthus

25.05.2016 – 8:30 pm
Palau de la Música Catalana

28.05.2016 – 6 pm
Casa da Música Porto

19.06.2017 – 6 pm
Town Hall Symphony Hall Birmingham