Pianist Angela Park has established herself as one of Canada's leading young musicians. Equally accomplished in both solo and chamber music experience, Angela has performed extensively across Canada, as well as in the United States, Mexico, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Japan.
Her formative years with James Anagnoson led to top prizes from the Canadian National Music Festival and the Canadian Music Competitions, and she was the youngest Gold Medal winner of the Western Ontario Conservatory of Music. Angela went on to win the grand prize at the 2001 Grace Welsh Prize for Piano in Chicago, and fifth prize at the 2003 World Piano Competition in Cincinnati. In 2006 Angela was the only Canadian representative and semifinalist prizewinner at the prestigious Honens International Piano Competition in Calgary, and in 2007 she was a medallist at the Maria Canals International Competition in Barcelona.
Angela has performed as soloist with Orchestra London Canada, Sinfonia Toronto, Canadian Sinfonietta, UWO Symphony Orchestra, University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and the Northern Lights Festival Orchestra in Mexico, under the direction of conductors such as Raffi Armenian and Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Solo and chamber music appearances include performances for the Steinway Society of Chicago, Montreal Pro Musica Series, Winnipeg Virtuosi, Glenn Gould Studio's OnStage and Music Around Us, Yamanashi Concert Series in Japan, New York Korean Foundation Series, Debut Atlantic Tour, Prairie Debut Tour and numerous others. Her live performances have been recorded and broadcast on CBC Radio and on National Public Radio in the United States.
Angela is in demand as a chamber musician and collaborative artist, and has performed with many renowned artists including violinists Scott St. John, Jonathan Crow, and Yehonatan Berick, violist Rivka Golani, clarinetist Todd Palmer, William VerMeulen, horn, and flutists Susan Hoeppner and Tara Helen O’Connor. Angela has been an official pianist for the Banff Centre for the Arts, the Montreal International Musical Competition, and has worked for McGill University, the Université de Montréal, and the University of Toronto as a collaborative pianist. She is a founding member of Ensemble Made In Canada, an award-winning group that received the CBC Galaxie Rising Stars Award in 2006, and was recently included in Chatelaine's 2008 anniversary list of "80 amazing Canadian women to watch".
Angela’s musical and academic education includes violin performance at the national level for ten years and studies in Biology at the University of Western Ontario. After studying with William Aide at the University of Toronto, Angela earned her Master of Music Degree in Performance in 2003. In 2004 Angela received an Ontario Arts Council Chalmers Professional Development Grant, allowing for studies in New York with Jacob Lateiner. Angela earned the Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Performance with High Distinction from the Université de Montréal, where her studies were directed by Paul Stewart. She is currently Visiting Assistant Professor in Collaborative Piano at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music.