A highlight of the Arts Center’s 2019 season was the October performance by the gifted musicians Jeewon Park, pianist, and Ed Arron, cellist. One of the signature events for our 2020 25th anniversary season was to be a return performance by Ms. Park — now postponed to our “25+1 in 2021” season.
While we wait, we’re happy to present an interview with Ms. Park by Arts Center volunteer and musician Linda Mironti, where we learn how Ms. Park got started at age 5 and went on to play her first public concert at age 12.
A lovely, relaxed conversation with Ms. Park on her back porch, including a fascinating look at the development of this world-class artist – and a possible inspiration for people at home during Covid-19 to pick up those lessons you stopped in childhood.
Watch and listen to the Chopin preludes discussed in the interview, Ms. Park playing at the Clark Museum, Williamstown, MA. The piano was designed by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema for the Marquand Music Room in honor of the special exhibition Orchestrating Elegance: Alma-Tadema and Design.
Ms. Park playing the Chopin Prelude Op.28 No.3
Ms Park playing the Chopin Prelude Op.28 No.7
Also at the Clark, Ms. Park playing Chopin’s Andante spianato et grande polonaise.