Borletti-Buitoni Trust
BBT Artists Rewarding Musical Excellence
Hyeyoon Park
BBT Award 2011

Hyeyoon Park - Biography

Hyeyoon Park received support from BBT between 2011 and 2014. For an up-to-date biography go to

An artist of outstanding style and virtuosity, South Korean violinist Hyeyoon Park was the youngest ever winner of the ARD International Music Competition in Munich 2009, then seventeen, and a recipient of the Borletti-Buitoni Trust and London Music Masters awards in 2011 and 2012 respectively.

She made her orchestral debut at the age of nine with the Seoul Philharmonic and has since achieved international acclaim with the likes of Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, London Philharmonic Orchestra, hr-Sinfonieorchester Frankfurt, Stuttgarter Philharmoniker, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Orchestra of Mariinsky-Theatre St Petersburg, NHK Symphony Orchestra and BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

A keen chamber musician, she has appeared at music festivals around the world, including the Marlboro Festival at the invitation of Mitsuko Uchida. Chamber partners have included Gidon Kremer, Andras Schiff, Christian Tetzlaff, Yuri Bashmet, Lars Vogt, Daniel Hope, Alban Gerhardt, Jan Vogler, Benjamin Grosvenor and Kian Soltani, and she has given numerous recitals in key concert halls such as Wigmore Hall, Wiener Konzerthaus and the Tonhalle Zürich.

Born in 1992 in Seoul, Hyeyoon studied at the junior colleges of the Korean National University of Arts and University of Cincinnati with Professor Piotr Milewski. She also studied with Professor Antje Weithaas at the Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler” in Berlin and with Christian Tetzlaff as a Young Soloist at the Kronberg Academy, where she completed her Master’s degree in 2016. Hyeyoon Park plays a violin made by the German violinmaker Stefan-Peter Greiner.

Hyeyoon joined BBT’s 20th anniversary celebrations in June 2023 as soloist in Kate Whitley and the Multi-Story Orchetra’s Young Creatives’ Verified at Bold Tendencies in Peckham, London.

Last updated: June 2023


BBTrust is all about trust. I’m very grateful to have met such a valuable companion in my lifelong musical journey who will always be by my side and I can share my dreams with. Thank you so much, BBT, for offering so much support, opportunities and trust!

Hyeyoon Park

Photographs by Andrej Grilc; Simon Weir