Park has a beautiful rounded tone of great refinement and clarity.
Her touch is equally strong yet cultured which leads to inventive articulation, variety of expression, phrasing and flexibility in dynamics.
She breathes her phrases very imaginatively.
The beautiful sounds she produced made the impression that the piano itself changed, which was not the same instrument
in which it has been played by others.
Her understated, elegant, deeply musical and differentiated playing gradually became more and more impressive.
Alhouth modest, but full of inner conviction. Park performed completely from the music
De Nieuwe Muze
Yeon-Min Park swept the music along with bold poetry and arcs of classical symmetry
Seen and Heard International
You sometimes had to pinch yourself: is this really happening, here, in front of my eyes? Whoever can play such a finger crusher with such playful ease that the stardust rises from the strings cannot go home without a prize
Yeon-Min Park achieved her triumph as the 1st prize winner of the prestigious George Enescu International Music Competition in 2021 as well as a “Special Mention” for the best interpretation of George Enescu’s composition. She also won the 2nd Prize and Audience Prize at the Liszt Utrecht International Competition in 2022.
Since 2021, Yeon-Min Park appeared as the soloist for her debut with the Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Berlin under Vladimir Jurowski, Debut at the Golden hall in the Musikverein Vienna, performing with the Slovak Radio Symphony, Netherlands National Radio Philharmonic, Romanian National Radio Symphony, Daegu Philharmonic, Seongnam Philharmonic, Mokpo City Symphony, Johannesburg Philharmonic, Kwazulu-Natal Philharmonic and many more. She also has given solo recitals in Korea, France, Netherlands, Ecuador, Sweden, concert tours in South Africa and appeared numerous festivals like as the Grafenegg Festival, Sand Chopin Festival, Vevey Spring Classic, Karlskrona Festival and Palermo Classica.
She discovered the indescribable passion of becoming a concert pianist since her first solo recital at the age of 23 and immediately embarked on a breathtaking progress on her instrument. During the intervening years, Yeon-Min Park won the 1st prize and audience prize of the Lyon International Piano Competition in 2019, 1st prize of the Suzhou Jinji Lake International Piano Competition in 2017, 1st prize of the 40th Palma d’Oro International Piano Competition, 1st prize of the Hanoi International Piano Competition in 2015, 1st prize of the International Piano Competition in Mayenne in 2016, top prize of Premio Jaen, Beethoven Vienna, Seoul, and Darmstadt Chopin Competition as well as chamber music prize. She has been 'Audience's favorite' as she received more than 3 audience prizes in different competitions including Liszt Utrecht, Premio Jaen, Lyon.
With her immense repertoire and musical sense, Yeon-Min Park has collaborated with great musicians such as Daniel Müller-Schott, Chad Hoopes, Nils Moenkemeyer, Romain Garioud, Hana Chang and with various orchestras such as Südwestdeutscher Philharmonie Konstanz, Philharmonisches Kammerorchester Wernigerode, Russian Chamber Philharmonic St.Petersburg, Korean Symphony, Hanoi Philharmonic, Shenzhen Symphony, Busan Philharmonic, Bucheon Philharmonic, Malaga Philharmonic, KT Symphony, Gauteng Philharmonic, Suzhou Symphony, Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion and many more.
Born in Mokpo, South Korea, Yeon-Min Park earned her Bachelor of Music degree from the Seoul National University under the tutelage of Prof. Aviram Reichert and completed her Master degree and Konzertexamen at the University of Music, Drama and Media Hanover in the class of Prof. Bernd Goetzke.