Andrew Park

Piano

NOTICE OF DUO-STUDIO: Andrew Park and Teresa De Jong Pombo will be sharing a studio during our 2017 Festival.

Andrew Park – First Session: 7/16/17 to 7/25 /17
Teresa De Jong Pombo – Second Session: 7/26/17 to 8/4/17

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Andrew Park

Dr. Andrew Park is a renowned Korean-American solo pianist, chamber musician, and pedagogue.  He is First Prize winner of Joanna Hodges International Piano Competition(currently known as Virginia Waring International Piano Competition). Dr. Park is a devoted performer of chamber music. He travels around to play chamber music with his own group, the Park Trio. He was also invited to have some performances with El Camino College/CTS Orchestra, OMC Orchestra, ICO Orchestra, and Dosan Philharmonic Orchestra. Dr. Park is also an active private studio teacher in Fullerton, Orange County, and his students have won the prizes from numerous competitions throughout the country. Dr. Park has been invited to give masterclasses and lectures in Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and the U.S. He is a chairperson of MTNA Annual Evaluation and Sonata/Sonatina competition. He is also a judge of SYMF and MTAC competitions including CM Advanced Panel. Dr. Park has participated in teaching piano at the Idyllwild Arts Academy and Los Angeles City College, and he also has worked as a first lecturer at USC Thornton School of Music. Recently, he joined as a piano faculty at Azusa Pacific University.

During summer, he is a faculty member of John Perry Academy of Music, Montecito International Music Festival, ASIA International Piano Academy & Festival in Korea, and Idyllwild Summer Program. As a conductor, Dr. Park is the music director at the New Life Vision Church, the conductor of the Montecito International Music Festival Youth Orchestra, CTS Chamber Group, and the conductor of Laguna Road School Choir. Dr. Park has recorded the Carnival of the Animals by Saint-Saens with Idyllwild Chamber Orchestra for the children of the world and a Christian CD, “priere” with his chamber group, the Park Trio.

Dr. Park studied piano with Nelms McKelvain at the Idyllwild Arts Academy. Then, he completed his entire bachelor, masters, and doctoral degrees at the University of Southern California with a world renowned pianist, John Perry.

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Teresa De Jong Pombo

Pianist Teresa de Jong Pombo has performed throughout Austria, Italy, Colombia and the United States. She performs solo and ensemble recitals frequently and is a regular soloist with the Orange Coast College Symphony Orchestra, the Peninsula Symphony, the Huntington Beach Symphony Orchestra, and the La Mirada Symphony, having performed concerti by Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, Schumann, Beethoven, Mozart, J.S. Bach, Saint-Saëns, Ravel and Prokofiev. She has been Guest Artist at the Joanna Hodges Piano Conference in Palm Desert, California, at the Pennsylvania Academy of Music in Lancaster, Pennsylvania; and performed in American Music Week, Austria, on invitation by the U.S. Embassy, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Ms. de Jong Pombo graduated summa cum laude from the University of Southern California, earning Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in Piano Performance. Studying under Professor James Bonn, she held several scholarships and was an Assistant Lecturer in the Keyboard Department.  Ms. de Jong Pombo was awarded the prestigious Fulbright Grant to study in Vienna as a student of the renowned Professor Hans Graf at the Hochschule für Musik, where she graduated with the Konzertfach Diplom in Piano Performance.

Ms. de Jong Pombo is on the faculties at the Colburn School of Performing Arts, at Orange Coast College, and also maintains a private studio. In a return engagement to Colombia she presented a piano pedagogy seminar at the Universidad Javeriana. She is active as an adjudicator for piano competitions, and her students have been prizewinners in local, state national and international competitions. Ms. de Jong Pombo coaches for the Junior Chamber Music Program. She is on the faculties at the Montecito International Music Festival as Piano Coordinator, and the InterHarmony International Music Festival in Tuscany, Italy.