Saturday Concert: Joonho Park
Joonho Park (Seoul, South Korea) performs at St Albans Cathedral
St Albans AL1 1BY
Eugène Gigout Grand chœur dialogue
Johann Sebastian Bach Praeludium and Fuge in D minor, BWV 539
Gabriel Faure Pelleas et melisande, op.80
Marcel Dupré Cortège et litanie, op.19 no.2
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Church Sonata in C major, K.336 (Transcription by Z Szathmary)
Franz Liszt Evocation à la chapelle sixtine
Louis Vierne Les cloches de Hinckley from Pièces de fantaisie IV, op.55
Joonho Park was born in 1985 in Seoul South Korea where he began his musical studies. At the age of 15, Park began studying organ at the Prep. School of the Korea National University of Arts in Seoul with Jakyung Oh and finished his Bachelor study in 2007. Afterwards Park went on to study with Jon Laukivik and Michel Bouvard at the University of Performing Arts and Music in Stuttgart, Germany and the Convatory in Toulouse, France. Recently he had been appointed as an organ professor at the University of Texas at Austin, in United States for two years and currently serves as an adjunct professor at the Hanyang University and at the Korea National University of Arts in Seoul, South Korea.
He is a busy international performer, with solo recital venues including Bachwoche Ansbach, Stiftskirche in Stuttgart, Lorenzkirche in Nürnberg, Markt Kirche in Halle/Saale, Konstantin-Basilika in Trier, St Jakobi Church in Lübeck, Westminster Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, St John’s Smith Square; St Albans International Organ Festival, Kings College Cambridge, Magdalen College Oxford, Galway Cathedral, Pipeworks Festival Dublin, Kilkenny Art Festival, Festival Toulouse Les Orgues, Summer Organ Festival in Bordeaux and Quincena Musical de San Sebastián.
In his home city of Seoul, he is regularly invited to play at Lotte Concert Hall. He has also played in various concert venues in Japan, including Minatomrai concert hall in Yokohama, Lilia Hall, Opera City, Musashino cultural hall in Tokyo, and Parnassos Hall in Himeji.
The St Albans International Organ Festival presents monthly Saturday concerts around the year.
Admission and programme are free.