Acclaimed for her “dramatic, but sorrowful and bittersweet, compelling sound,” by America’s National Public Radio, Korean-American violinist Christi Park is known for her strong brilliant sound and versatility. Specialising in the early 17th century to new contemporary works for historical instruments and voice, she has appeared in some of Europe’s and the USA’s most prestigious venues as both soloist and chamber musician.
As a Premier Young Artist Scholarship holder, Christi graduated from Indiana University, studying under Ik-Hwan Bae and Mauricio Fuks. Subsequently, she completed her Master’s of Music at the Royal Academy of Music, with Pavlo Beznosiuk and Simon Standage, and then an Artist Diploma at the Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag. As both performer and researcher, Christi recently won the 2022 Corton-Hyde Early Music Prize with her trio Les Broderies, the 2021 Jose Herrando International Baroque Violin Competition and the 2021 United States Artists Award. She enjoys playing as a chamber and orchestral musician, performing with various ensembles such as Les Arts Florissants, New Trinity Baroque, Seicento Stravagante, and many other projects under the leadership of Phillipe Herreweghe, Trevor Pinnock, Ton Koopman, Masaaki Suzuki, Sigiswald Kuijken and Rachel Podger.
Christi finds the pedagogical aspects of the 18th century fascinating and is pursuing Guiseppe Tartini as a role model for a historical approach to violin playing. As a contemporary artist, her love and passion for Korean traditional music and theatre has led her to her ongoing project, The Pansori Project, the reconstruction of the solo voice on baroque violin with composer and harpsichordist Jung-Woong Oh, sponsored by the DNA Contemporary Music Festival in London.