Faculty

Soo-Kyung Park

Flute (Precollege)

Flutist Soo-Kyung Park is an active soloist, chamber musician, orchestral player, writer and teacher. She is the founding member and director of the Musicians of Lenox Hill, leading the group to play its 8th annual concert at Temple of Israel. In the summer of 2006, she appeared in a sold out concert at Cooperstown Chamber Music Series as a member of Magical Flutes. She has given recitals in Seoul Arts Center in her native, South Korea as the winner of the Promising Artist Search and in CAMI Hall in New York as the winner of the New York Flute Club Competition to name a few. Her performance of Mozart Flute Concerto was featured on the “Young Artist Showcase” hosted by Bob Sherman.

She has performed and toured with orchestras in United States, Israel and Asia including the Juilliard Orchestra, Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, and Shira Festival Orchestra. The New York Concert Review has praised Ms. Park’s “attractive tone and well-placed phrasing” of her performances.

Ms. Park writes regularly for “Flute and Flutist” magazine in Korea to share valuable musical views and information with Korean audience. Among the numerous articles she has written for the magazine, her interviews with Jeanne Baxtresser and Carol Wincenc were featured as the cover stories.

Currently on the faculty at Manhattan School of Music Precollege Division, New York Youth Symphony Chamber Music Program and New York State Music Festival, she formerly served on the faculty at SUNY Purchase and Hartwick Music Festival.

Upon arriving in United States in 1984, she was accepted as the youngest flutist at The Juilliard School in the Pre-College Division to study with Bonnie Lichter where she continued her studies and earned both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees under the tutelage of Julius Baker and Jeanne Baxtresser.

Manhattan School of Music of Music Precollege faculty since 1999.