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. Under the mentorship of Kyung Sun Lee, Yaegy was named a Jack Kent Cooke Artist, performing on the NPR radio show, “From the Top”. Yaegy won many international competitions, including the Louis Spohr International Competition in Germany, the International Russian Rotary Children’s Music Competition, and American Protégé International Competition.
While attending the Pre-College Division of the Juilliard School, Yaegy won top prizes in competitions such as the International Virtuoso Competition, the YWCA New York Music Competition, the NY Chamber Players Competition, the Blount-Slawson Young Artist Competition, and most recently, the Stulberg International Competition, allowing her to perform across the nation with orchestras such as the Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Temple Symphonies and the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra. In 2015, Yaegy was a YoungArts finalist and had her Carnegie Hall debut with the Foundation for the Revival of Classical Culture. In September, 2017, she will be featured as a soloist on the Chicago Cultural Center’s Dame Myra Hess Recital Series.
Yaegy is also an avid chamber musician, and has attended festivals such as Yellow Barn, Ottawa Young Artists Program, Music @ Menlo, Sejong International Music Festival, and Norfolk Chamber Music Festival. She has participated in community outreach projects in collaboration with Daniel’s Music Foundation and the Juilliard School.
Yaegy is currently a third year BM student at Juilliard studying with Catherine Cho, and plays a Zygmuntowicz violin on loan by the Maestro Foundation.