Orchestra Conductor

Department: Music

Contact

Office: Bixler 206
Phone: 207-859-​5679
Email: jpark@colby.edu

Mailing Address

5670 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, Maine 04901-8856

Education:

B.M., Pusan National University, 1992

M,M., Boston Conservatory, 1994

Areas of Expertise:

  • Orchestra Music/ Conducting
  • Violin/viola

Professional Information

Conductor and violinist Jinwook Park enjoys a versatile career as a music director, performer, and educator. Noted for his enthusiastic and nuanced performances, he is the founder and music director of Haffner Sinfonietta, music director of Hwaum Boston Chamber Orchestra, and conductor of the Boston Korean Chorus. As a violinist, Mr. Park engages in chamber music and solo recitals and has performed with several orchestras as a soloist and member in South Korea and the United States. Also an accomplished violin teacher, he holds a private studio in the Boston area and served as a teaching assistant at the Aspen Music Festival under Kurt Sassmannshaus, a violin pedagogue at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.

Envisioning a way to transform and combine the classical music tradition with an educational component and emphasis on social change, Mr. Park created Haffner Sinfonietta in 2008. A passionate advocate of cultural exchange, he has been recognized for his work in bridging Korean and American communities with the Hwaum Boston Chamber Orchestra and Boston Korean Chorus. Recently, he led benefit concerts in the effort to help and bring awareness to Syrian and North Korean refugees.

Born in South Korea, Mr. Park received his Bachelor of Music from Busan National University and then moved to the United States to pursue his graduate studies. He received a Master of Music degree in violin performance at the Boston Conservatory as a full scholarship student of David Kim, concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra, during which he was invited by the Jamaican government to perform in Kingston. He further continued his Doctor of Musical Arts studies at Boston University.