Kyuhee Park

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Kyuhee Park
Kyuhee Park - classical guitar.JPG
Background information
Occupation(s)Instrumentalist (guitar)

Kyuhee Park (born 1985) is a classical guitarist who was born in Incheon, South Korea.


Park began her guitar studies at age three. At age nine, she won first prize in the Youth Division of the National Korean Guitar Competition, followed by a string of first prizes in national in international competitions. She enrolled in the Tokyo College of Music in 2004 and studied with Japanese classical guitarists Shin-Ichi Fukuda and Kiyoshi Shomura and later with Álvaro Pierri at the Vienna Music University. She has participated in opera tours conducted by Seiji Ozawa and in 2009 she took part in the "Guitar Fiesta" in Hakuju Hall, Tokyo. She also performed in Carnegie Hall in New York in October 2012.[1]


Park has won an unusual number of first prizes in international competitions,[1][2] to wit:

  • 2005, Korean guitar music competition, 1st Prize
  • 2007, Heinsberg International Guitar Competition, 1st Prize and Audience Prize
  • 2008, Printemps de la Guitare International Competition, 1st Prize (Park is the first female to win first prize; she is the first Asian to do so in this competition's history)[3]
  • Koblenz international Guitar Competition, 2nd Prize
  • 2009, Liechtenstein Guitar Festival ligita, International ligita Guitar Competition, 1st Prize
  • 2009, 2011 Michele Pittaluga International Classical Guitar Competition, 2nd Prize
  • 2010, Agustin Barrios International Guitar Competition, 1st Prize
  • 2012, Alhambra International Guitar Competition, 1st Prize and Audience Prize[4]
  • 2014 Jan Edmund Jurkowski Memorial Guitar Competition.[5]


In 2010, Park made her first album, Sueño (Dreams) on the FONTEC label in Japan, and in 2012 she recorded another album, Sonate Noir. She collaborated with Nippon Columbia Inc. and released the album Spanish Journey in August 2012.

She also recorded a recital CD for Naxos in 2013 which won the "American Record Guide Critic's Choice" award. (Naxos 8.573225)

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Kyuhee Park | The Competition | Parkening International Guitar Competition | Center for the Arts | Pepperdine University". Retrieved 2016-04-28.
  2. ^ "Kyuhee Park". Retrieved 2016-04-28.
  3. ^ "Printemps de la Guitare". Retrieved 2016-04-28.
  4. ^ "Laureate Series, Guitar: 2012 Winner "Alhambra" International Guitar Competition - Kyuhee Park | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-04-28.
  5. ^ "Kyuhee Park - Guitar Art Festival 2016, The Seventeenth International Guitar Festival March 8, 2016, Belgrade, Serbia". Retrieved 2016-04-28.