Artist Spotlight: Alyssa Park

A featured artist for the 2017 Chamber Music Festival, the MV Chamber Music Society is pleased to welcome guest artist Alyssa Park.


Alyssa Park, Violinst
Alyssa Park, Violinist

Alyssa Park established an enviable international reputation at age sixteen for being the youngest prizewinner in the history of the Tchaikovsky International Competition.  In addition to being awarded the bronze medal in 1990, she was also honored by the jury for being the most promising talent, most artistic performer, most interesting personality, and for displaying the best mastery of the instrument.


Alyssa Park has made numerous recital and orchestral appearances in this country since her professional debut at age eleven with the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra.  Her New York City debut recital at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall was critically acclaimed by The New York Times for “an unusually strong technique and a youthful sense of music making.” Other notable credits include the Ravinia Festival’s Rising Star Series, Kennedy Center Recital Series, Oregon Bach Festival, and Rockefeller University in New York City.


Ms. Park performs extensively every season throughout Europe.  She made her European debut in 1991 with Sir Colin Davis and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Soon after she made appearances with the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, and the Czech Philharmonic.  Her performance with the Austrian Radio Symphony at Vienna’s Musikverein was featured in a live radio and television broadcast throughout Europe.  Ms.Park has toured Germany with the Bamberg Symphony orchestra, the Czech Philharmonic,the Barcelona Orchestra, Mitteldeutsche Rundfunk at the Leipzig Gewandhaus, the Hamburg Philharmonic, and to Spain, Switzerland, and Austria with the Cincinnati Symphony. She also appeared as soloist with the orchestras of Sydney, Adelaide, and Tasmania, Australia.


Ms. Park’s recent seasons included performances in Asia with the Korean Broadcasting Symphony, Japan Philharmonic, and the Singapore Symphony. She was also featured with the Berlin Radio Orchestra, Frankfurt Radio Orchestra, Lisbon Symphony, Salzburger Kammerphilharmonie, Munich Philharmonic.  She also made her debut at Italy’s Ravello Festival and Holland’s Royal Concertgebouw.


An avid chamber musician as well, Ms. Park has been afrequent guest at major festivals including Ludwisburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Weilburg, Passau, Frankfurt, Montpellier, France, Brahms festival in Madrid, Beethoven Festival in Bonn, Prague Summer Festival, and Oregon Festival of American Music.


Ms. Park is also a founding member of the Lyris Quartet which is based in Los Angeles.  Lyris curates the “Hear Now” new music festival which is dedicated to performing the works of living Southern California composers.   The quartet is also the resident quartet for the 2011-12 season at the highly acclaimed Jacaranda music series in Santa Monica.


Alyssa Park was a winner of the Aspen Music Festival’s concerto competition in 1988, and returned in 1996 to teach.  Ms. Park was a student at the University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music.  Her teachers were Kurt Sassmanshaus and Dorothy DeLay.  She now resides in Los Angeles.


Ms. Park will be a featured artist at the 2017 Chamber Music Summer Festival Ms. Park will perform Timothy Loo (Cello) Paul Stevens (Horn), and Delores Stevens (Piano), on July 17 at the Old Whaling Church, and July 18 at the Chilmark Community Center.   General Admission tickets are available now, at, and will be available at the door.


HAVE A LISTEN:  Alyssa Park (Violin) and Vicki Ray (Piano) perform “Road Movies” by John Adams, at the 2013 HEAR NOW Music Festival in Los Angeles.