Cholong Park

Artistic Director

Cholong Park is a pianist specializing in new music. Park received her Master of Music degree in Piano Performance from Florida State University under the guidance of Dr. David Kalhous, and Graduate Performance Diploma in Collaborative Piano, Chamber Music emphasis from the Longy School of Music of Bard College studying with Dean Wayman Chin.

She is a founding member and pianist of two chamber groups: an award-winning ensemble and 501(C)(3) non-profit arts organization What Is Noise and a Boston-based mixed chamber ensemble Some Assembly Required. In May 2014, Park made her Carnegie Hall debut performing solo and ensemble works with What Is Noise. Park released her CD albums such as “Stuff” with trombonist Justin Croushore in 2017 and “Equivocal Duration” with What Is Noise in 2019. Another CD album released in the Summer of 2020, which was recorded with Some Assembly Required. Recently, Some Assembly Required was chosen to be one of the finalists for the American Prize Ernst Bacon Award for the Performance of American Music.

Besides her music career as a pianist, she enjoys a role as Artistic Director. She has been involved as Director of International Affairs at DMZ International Music Festival in South Korea and as Artistic Director of “Voices of North Korean Refugees,” dedicated to raising funds for North Korean refugees. Park directed the event “Voice of North Korean Refugees” at Harvard Kennedy School in 2018 and a special event “Her life as a Comfort Woman” to recognize ‘Comfort Women’ issues, to raise awareness about human rights, and to build the State of Peace in Boston.

Cholong holds multiple teaching and staff pianist positions in the metro Boston area. She is a staff pianist at Longy School of Music of Bard College in Cambridge, a faculty member at All Newton Music School in Newton, a district pianist at Needham Public School in Needham. She is a piano faculty at New England Music Camp in Sydney, Maine. The City of Boston awarded Cholong an Artist Certification.

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