Se-Doo Park


Winner of the inaugural Zara Nelsova Memorial Award, cellist Se-Doo Park’s performances have taken her around the world. She won top prizes in the Canada Council Musical Instrument Bank Competition in both 2015 and 2012, the Montreal Symphony Orchestra Standard Life Competition, Korean TV-Radio Competition, The Royal Conservatory of Music (Toronto) Academy Symphony Orchestra Competition, among others.

Ms.Park successfully gave solo recitals across Canada recently, and has been performing with ARC Ensemble of Canada as a guest cellist. She performs regularly in North America and Europe as a soloist and a chamber musician, premiering chamber and solo works that have been composed for her. A versatile musician in demand, she has collaborated with top artists in different genres, ranging from the world-renowned musicologist and pianist, Robert Levin, to the singer Nathan Pacheco on his PBS Specials. Ms. Park has appeared at numerous eminent music festivals as well, including the Verbier Festival Academy, where she was awarded Prix Nicolas Firmenich de Violoncelle as “the cellist with exceptional talent,” Ravinia Festival, Sarasota Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, Banff Music Festival, Meadowmount School of Music, Centre d’arts Orford, and Le Domaine Forget.

Born in Monterey, California, Ms. Park grew up in both Korea and Canada. She first began her musical lessons on piano at age 7, and made her orchestral debut as a solo cellist at 15 in Korea.  She obtained her Artist Diploma from The Colburn School in Los Angeles under the tutelage of Ronald Leonard, after receiving a Bachelor and a Master’s degree on prestigious Rena Robbins Shapiro Memorial Scholarship in Cello from The Juilliard School in New York City.  Her mentors include Timothy EddyBryan EppersonRafael FigueroaMenahem PresslerSharon Robinson, and Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi. Ms. Park is making her new home in Baltimore, Maryland from 2016-17 season as a member of Baltimore Symphony Orchestra with the 1824 McConnell Nicolaus Gagliano cello on generous loan from the Canada Arts Council. She was previously a member of Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.