Soyeon Park has been serving Leonia United Methodist Church for several years. She leads our choir, coordinates various instrumental ensembles, and plays piano and organ for worship and other program. (Her supportive husband, Tim, also attends worship at Leonia UMC when he is not flying around the country as a professional pilot.)
Soyeon has performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States, Canada, Romania, Italy, Czech Republic, China and Korea. She appeared on the stages of the La Villa D’este in Tivoli, Italy, Auditorium Camera Di Commercio and Cattedrale di Giarre in Sicily, Italy, Brevnov Monastery and Bertramka (the Mozart Museum) in Prague, Romanian Athenaeum in Bucharest, The Bravo Club in Beijing, China, Sejong Arts Center in Seoul, Korea, Banff Center Concert Hall in Alberta, Canada, Abravanel Hall in Salt Lake City, Steinway Hall, The Yamaha Salon, The Kosciuszko Foundation, and Weill hall at the Carnegie Hall in New York.
As a young artist, she won many awards from various competitions and auditions including ARTS (Arts Recognition and Talent Search) by the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, The Prague International Piano Festival Competition, Heida Hermann International Competition, Wideman Piano Competition and the Corpus Christi International Competition. Soyeon has participated in master classes with many renowned pianists, including Alexander Kobrin, Julian Martin, Robert McDonald, Ann Schein, Ian Hobson, Jerome Lowenthal, Tamás Vásáry, Ivan Moravec, and Menahem Pressler.
Soyeon is a passionate teacher. Recently, she served as an associate faculty member at the Center for Musical Excellence, and taught master classes at International Piano Academy in Beijing and the New York Piano Festival.
Soyeon received her Bachelor and Master Degrees from Manhattan School of Music and is a Teaching Fellow in the Doctoral program. She is recipient of the Svend Svendsen and Margarethe Svendsen Scholarship and the President’s Award. Soyeon is honored to study under the tutelage of renowned pianist and pedagogue, Zenon Fishbein.