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Pianist Angela Park has established herself as one of Canada’s most sought-after pianists. Praised for her “stunningly beautiful pianism” (Grace Welsh Prize, Chicago), “beautiful tone and sensitivity” (American Record Guide), and for performing “with such brilliant clarity it took your breath away” (Chapala, Mexico), Angela’s versatility as both soloist and chamber musician has led to performances across Canada, as well as in the United States, Europe, Japan and Mexico.
Angela has performed for such series as Montreal’s Pro Musica, Ottawa Chamberfest, Parry Sound’s Festival of the Sound, Winnipeg Virtuosi, Debut Atlantic and Prairie Debut Tours, CBC Onstage, Orchestra London Canada, Sinfonia Toronto, Stratford Symphony, and the Northern Lights Music Festival in Mexico. She is a founding member of the award-winning Ensemble Made In Canada, the Mercer-Park Duo with cellist Rachel Mercer, and the Seiler Piano Trio with violinist Mayumi Seiler and cellist Rachel Mercer.
Highlights from this season include a return visit to the Northern Lights Music Festival in Mexico, where she will perform Chopin Concerto No.1, and also perform recitals with pianist James Parker, flutist Susan Hoeppner, and soprano Erin Cooper-Gay. As soloist, she will perform recitals for the Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society, 5 at the First, Owen Sound Mossy Gatherings, and Neapolitan Connection Series, and will have the chance to collaborate in concert with such artists as oboist Linda Strommen, violinists Moshe Hammer and Mayumi Seiler, cellists Joseph Johnson and Rachel Mercer, and clarinetist Yao Guang Zhai. Upcoming seasons include tours with Prairie Debut, performances at the Interlochen Center for the Arts, and Ensemble Made In Canada tours of Canada and the United States.
Angela has recorded with oboist Linda Strommen, cellist Rachel Mercer, and with Ensemble Made In Canada, in addition to recording various projects for the Enharmonic label in Bloomington, Indiana. The Mercer-Park Duo’s second CD of all-Canadian works was released by NAXOS Canadian Classics in 2014.
Angela has won numerous awards and prizes in major competitions both at home and abroad, including the International Grace Welsh Prize for Piano in Chicago, World Piano Competition in Cincinnati, Canadian National Music Festival, Honens International Piano Competition, and the Maria Canals International Piano Competition in Barcelona. Angela earned her MMus at the University of Toronto, and her DMA in Piano Performance from the Université de Montréal. Her main mentors and influential teachers include William Aide, James Anagnoson, Paul Stewart, and the late Jacob Lateiner.
From 2011-2014, Angela was Visiting Assistant Professor of Collaborative Piano-Woodwinds at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music. She has given masterclasses and educational outreach sessions for universities and communities across Canada, as well as at SUNY New Paltz, Stanford, and Indiana University in the United States. For the 2014-15 season, Ensemble Made In Canada will be Ensemble in Residence at Western University in London, Ontario. Angela currently resides in Toronto, Canada.
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