Eugene Park

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Eugene Park
Born (1975-09-14) September 14, 1975 (age 41)
Origin Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Genres Classic, crossover
Occupation(s) Violinist, composer, songwriter, rapper
Years active 1996–present
Website cafe.daum.net/ujinpark

Eugene Park (born September 14, 1975) is a Korean-American electric violinist.

Biography[edit]

Eugene Park was born in New York, to Korean parents who were both doctors. His father graduated from Seoul National University, and died. Park began to play the violin at the age of three, entered the Juilliard Pre-College at the age of eight, and appeared at Lincoln Center at the age of 13.[1] After his graduation from Juilliard in 1996, he released two albums with Sony Music named 'The Bridge' (1997), and 'Peace' (1998).

He was awarded the Juilliard Competition, the Aspen Music School Competition, the ISO Competition and other six competitions.[1]

Among the orchestras Park has performed with are the Wayne Symphony Orchestra (at age 10),[2] and the New York Philharmonic (he performed at Kyunghee University in 2004), and the Seoul Symphony Orchestra.

In 2004, he toured 10 cities in USA, including Lincoln Center and UCLA.[1]

Eugene Park had performed alongside Michael Jackson on the “Michael Jackson & Friends” benefit concert (1999) in Korea, and for at the Korean National Presidential Inauguration for President Kim Dae Jung.

Park has also played the violin for Leon Lai's song "Sugar in the Marmalade" and is mentioned briefly in the lyrics.

Discography[edit]

  • 1997 The Bridge
  • 1998 Peace
  • 2000 Live
  • 2006 The 3rd - Gust
  • 2011 Mini album - Nostalgia

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c KGA Times in Korean website
  2. ^ Interview at 1 Stop Korea

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