Alumna Places First in International Competition

hyun joo parkRecent alumna Hyun Joo Park has won First Place in the American Protégé International Competition. She will perform for the winner's recital at Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall in New York.

From the competition - "The American Protégé International Piano and Strings Competition was open to school students and adults of all nationalities and countries. Musicians from 19 countries applied for this year's Competition: different U.S. states, Canada, Mexico, Trinidad & Tobago, Italy, Germany, Spain, Finland, Bahrain, Russia, Belarus, Azerbaijan, China, South Korea, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Taiwan and Australia."

Hyun Joo graduated in December 2016 with an Artist Diploma Degree in piano performance and was a member of the studio of David Allen Wehr.

About his former student, Wehr says, "Hyun Joo Park is an outstanding pianist who came to Duquesne in 2014 already with a DMA from Penn State University. During her study here for her Artist Diploma, she won the Duquesne Concerto Competition, presented three professional-level recitals, and made an important contribution to the school with her extensive accompanying work for her graduate assistantship. All of us here are proud of her recognition by the American Protege Competition and wish her the best in her performance at Carnegie Hall."


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