Angela Park, piano

Pianist Angela Park has established herself as one of Canada’s most sought-after pianists. Praised for her “stunningly beautiful pianism” (Grace Welsh Prize, Chicago), “beautiful tone and sensitivity” (American Record Guide), and for performing “with such brilliant clarity it took your breath away” (Chapala, Mexico), Angela’s versatility as both soloist and chamber musician has led to acclaimed performances across Canada, as well as in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Mexico.

Angela has performed for such series as Montreal’s Pro Musica, Ottawa Chamberfest, Parry Sound’s Festival of the Sound, Winnipeg Virtuosi, Debut Atlantic and Prairie Debut Tours, CBC Onstage, Orchestra London Canada, Sinfonia Toronto, Stratford Symphony, and the Northern Lights Music Festival in Mexico. She is a founding member of the award-winning Ensemble Made In Canada, the Mercer-Park Duo with cellist Rachel Mercer, and the AYR Trio with violinist Yehonatan Berick and cellist Rachel Mercer. Angela is a member of Piano Six – New Generation, an organization that brings world-class pianists to remote communities across Canada. Since 2019, Angela has performed as a piano duo with Stéphan Sylvestre.

Highlights from recent seasons include concerto performances with Sinfonia Toronto, solo recital for the Piano Bravura series in Toronto, live concert recording of the Suites Hebraiques by Srul Irving Glick with James Campbell, Cameron Crozman, Wallace Halladay,  Elissa Lee, Barry Shiffman, and Sharon Wei, performances with Martin Beaver and members of the St. Lawrence String Quartet for the Toronto Summer Music Festival 2017, and a Canada-wide tour of the Mosaïque Project with Ensemble Made In Canada.

Angela’s discography includes solo piano recordings, a debut album as well as all-Canadian recording with cellist Rachel Mercer, and three recordings with Ensemble Made In Canada. She has recorded for such labels as Centrediscs, NAXOS Canadian Classics, and Enharmonic Records.

Angela has won numerous awards and prizes in major competitions both at home and abroad, including the International Grace Welsh Prize for Piano in Chicago, World Piano Competition in Cincinnati, Canadian National Music Festival, Honens International Piano Competition, and the Maria Canals International Piano Competition in Barcelona.

Angela’s formative training began in London, Ontario, where she studied piano with Charlotte Cleland, Sr. Janet Zadorsky, Tina Yanchus-Hibbard, and Ronald Turini. She would further her studies in Toronto, Montreal, and New York with such influential teachers as James Anagnoson, William Aide, Paul Stewart, and Jacob Lateiner. She studied Biology and Music Performance at Western University, completed her MMus in Performance at the University of Toronto, and earned her DMA in Solo Performance from the Université de Montréal. Angela also played violin at the national level for ten years, having studied with Richard Lawrence and Eduard Minevich.

From 2011-2014, Angela was Visiting Assistant Professor of Collaborative Piano-Woodwinds at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music. She has given masterclasses and educational outreach sessions for universities and communities across Canada, as well as at SUNY New Paltz, Stanford, and Indiana University in the United States. Since 2014, Ensemble Made In Canada has been Ensemble in Residence at Western University in London, Ontario. Angela is currently Assistant Professor of Piano at Western University. Currently, she is on the board of the Stratford Summer Music Festival. 

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