Yaegy Park and Victor Santiago Asuncion

September 27, 2017, 12:15 pm

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Yaegy Park
Yaegy Park

Violinist Yaegy Park and pianist Victor Santiago Asuncion perform works by Mozart, Dvorák and Ravel live on this Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Broadcast.


Yaegy Park, Violin
Victor Santiago Asuncion, Piano

Violin Sonata in E minor, K. 304 (14’)
I. Allegro
II. Tempo di menuetto
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)

Romance, Op. 11 (13’)
Antonín Dvořák (1841 – 1904)

Tzigane (10’)
Maurice Ravel (1875 – 1937)


Violinist Yaegy Park was born in Houston, Texas, and was recognized as a rising young violinist when she joined the Houston Young Artists at age 4, the foundation’s youngest member in history. She then performed in local hospitals and nursing homes with the HYAC, developing a passion for community service through music. Under the mentorship of Kyung Sun Lee, Ms. Park was named a Jack Kent Cooke Artist and performed on the NPR program “From the Top”. She went to Germany in 2009 and won 3rd place in the Louis Spohr International Competition. In 2010, she took 1st place in the International Russian Rotary Children’s Music Competition and American Protégé International Competition.

Ms. Park was accepted to the Pre-College Division of the Juilliard School, under the tutelage of Catherine Cho in 2011. During this time, she won top prizes in such competitions as the International Virtuoso Competition, the YWCA New York Music Competition, the NY Chamber Players Competition, and the Stulberg International Competition in 2015, which has given her performances with orchestras like the Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Temple Symphonies and the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra. The same year, she was named a YoungArts finalist and had her Carnegie Hall debut with the Foundation for the Revival of Classical Culture. Currently, she is a G.rium Artist, sponsored by SK Chemical, giving her recital opportunities in South Korea until 2018.

Ms. Park is also an avid chamber musician. She is part of the Eva Quartet at the Juilliard School participating in community outreach projects in collaboration with Daniel’s Music Foundation. She is currently a third year BM student at Juilliard and uses a Zygmuntowicz violin on loan from the Maestro Foundation.

Hailed by The Washington Post for his “poised and imaginative playing,” pianist Victor Santiago Asuncion has appeared in concert halls in Brazil, Canada, Ecuador, France, Italy, Germany, Japan, Mexico, the Philippines, Spain, Turkey and the USA, as a recitalist and concerto soloist.  He made his orchestral debut at the age of 18 with the Manila Chamber Orchestra, and his New York recital debut in Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall in 1999.

A chamber music enthusiast, he has performed with artists such as Lynn Harrell, Zuill Bailey, Andres Diaz, Antonio Meneses, Joshua Roman, Cho-Liang Lin, and many others. He served on the chamber music faculty of the Aspen Music Festival, and the Garth Newel Summer Music Festival.  He was also the pianist for the Garth Newel Piano Quartet for three seasons.  His recordings include the complete Sonatas of Beethoven with cellist Tobias Werner, sonatas by Shostakovich and Rachmaninoff with cellist Joseph Johnson, and the Rachmaninoff Sonata with the cellist Evan Drachman. He is also featured on the award winning recording “Songs My Father Taught Me” with Lynn Harrell, produced by Louise Frank and WFMT-Chicago.

He received his Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in 2007 from the University of Maryland at College Park under the tutelage of Rita Sloan. Victor Asuncion is a Steinway artist.