Pianist and artistic director
Korean pianist Tomoki Park was born in Yokohama, Japan, and moved to the United Kingdom at age 11 to study at the Purcell School. He is a graduate of Berlin University of Arts and Bard College Conservatory of Music (NY). The top prize winner of the 14th Young Artists’ Piano Competition in Tokyo and laureate of the 10th International Competition in Ettlingen, Tomoki has performed worldwide as a soloist and chamber player, including Wigmore Hall and South Bank Center (London), Suntory Hall and Opera City (Tokyo), Lincoln Center and Merkin Hall (New York).
Recent engagements include performances at the Portrait Pierre Boulez (Geneva), a Mozart recital at the Mozarteum (Salzburg), Nancarrow with Ensemble Modern at Kronberg Festival, and Bach and Takemitsu Double Piano Concertos with Peter Serkin and the Sacramento
Philharmonic. Festival appearances include Marlboro Music, Klangspuren in the Austrian Tyrol and Tanglewood Music Center. His rendition of Oliver Knussen’s piano music was noted as “performed sensitively... and among the highlights” by the New York Times. Last
season, he co-directed New York’s Andrew Park Foundation Composition Award, which commissioned new pieces inspired by the Korean resistance poet Yi Yuksa.
Tomoki studied piano with Peter Serkin, Tessa Nicholson, Pascal Devoyon and Rikako Murata, and composition with Dai Fujikura, Haris Kittos and Jonathan Cole. He is a founding member and director of the Charles Rosen Ensemble, a group based in Berlin’s Theater im
Delphi, founded for the purpose of commissioning new works and performing classical ensemble and orchestral music. Tomoki currently lives in Frankfurt, Germany, as a member of the International Ensemble Modern Academy.