Ji Eun Park
Soprano Dr. Ji Eun Park was born and grew up in Seoul, South Korea. Ms. Park has received several accolades for her opera performances. Among them they include; the fall 2012 performance of Violetta in the third act of La traviata at the Fringe Festival with the Boston University Opera Institute. “Park’s initially delicate singing accurately depicted Violetta’s physical and mental frailty, but she revealed a clean, well-tempered sound in her passionate duet with Alfredo.” “Ji Eun Park used her gleaming soprano to penetrating effect as Composer” in Ariadne auf Naxos, and “Ji Eun Park brought warm charisma to the opera’s subversive protagonist, Eliza, and shaped a strong, resolute persona with minimal resources” in Nico Muhly’s Dark Sisters.
In 2016, Dr. Park made her debut at Boston Symphony Hall as a soprano soloist of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony conducted by Ken-David Masur. In the summer of 2015, she was a featured artist at Pittsburgh Festival Opera and performed the role of the Countess in Le nozze di Figaro. She has performed numerous lead roles in opera productions of the Boston University Opera Institute including Violetta (La traviata, act 3), Lidoine (Dialogues of the Carmelites), Miss Wingrave (Owen Wingrave), Vitellia (La clemenza di Tito), Eliza (Dark sisters), and Donna Anna (Don Giovanni). Also, she performed Komponist in Ariadne auf Naxos and Beatrice in Beatrice et Benedict while at Cleveland, and Countess in Le nozze di Figaro and First Lady in Magic Flute during her Master's Degree. For concert work, she performed the whole work of Handel’s Messiah and Haydn’s The Creation in the Yonsei Concert Choir and was the soprano soloist of Handel’s Dixit Dominus, HWV 232 with Neponset Choral Society.
Dr. Park was the first prize winner in both the local Metrowest Opera Competition and the Piccola Opera Competition in New Hampshire; the 4th prizewinner of the Bel Canto Competition and received the encouragement award from the NEMPAC competition in Boston.
She earned her Bachelors Degree in Voice from Yonsei University in Korea. In the United States, she received her Master's Degree in Voice from the Peabody Conservatory studying with Prof. Phyllis Bryn-Julson, and an Artist Diploma in Voice and Opera from the Cleveland Institute of Music studying with Dr. Mary Schiller. In 2016, she got her Doctor of Musical Arts in Voice and Opera from Boston University studying with Penelope Bitzas.
Dr. Park is a member of Boston Soloists Ensemble and performed for their concert series. She resides in Gaithersburg in Maryland and is currently a music director and soloist at the Korean Presbyterian Church of Baltimore. She also teaches voice and piano at the International School of Music in Potomac, Maryland, and Roberson School of Music in Columbia, Maryland.