Conductor and violinist Jinwook Park enjoys a versatile career as a music director, performer,
and educator. Noted for his enthusiastic and nuanced performances, he is the founder and music
director of Haffner Sinfonietta, music director of Hwaum Boston Chamber Orchestra, and
conductor of the Boston Korean Chorus. As a violinist, Mr. Park engages in chamber music and
solo recitals and has performed with several orchestras as a soloist and member in South Korea
and the United States. Also an accomplished violin teacher, he holds a private studio in the
Boston area and served as a teaching assistant at the Aspen Music Festival under Kurt
Sassmannshaus, a violin pedagogue at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.
Envisioning a way to transform and combine the classical music tradition with an educational
component and emphasis on social change, Mr. Park created Haffner Sinfonietta in 2008. A
passionate advocate of cultural exchange, he has been recognized for his work in bridging
Korean and American communities with the Hwaum Boston Chamber Orchestra and Boston
Korean Chorus. Recently, he led benefit concerts in the effort to help and bring awareness to
Syrian and North Korean refugees.
Born in South Korea, Mr. Park received his Bachelor of Music from Busan National University
and then moved to the United States to pursue his graduate studies. He received a Master of
Music degree in violin performance at the Boston Conservatory as a full scholarship student of
David Kim, concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra, during which he was invited by the
Jamaican government to perform in Kingston. He further continued his Doctor of Musical Arts
studies at Boston University.
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