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Joonho Park (South Korea)

Organist Joonho Park was born in 1985, in Seoul, South Korea.
 He began his first musical training through piano lessons at the age of 5. As a young child, he won first prize at a national music competition for young pianists. At the age of 15, Park began studying organ at the Korea National University of Arts (KNUA) studying with Jakyung Oh, graduating in 2007. 
Park went on to study with Jon Laukvik at the University of Performing Arts and Music Stuttgart and completed his Master's degree. He is currently working towards an Artist’s Diploma (Konzertexamen) program in Stuttgart.

 Park’s numerous awards and honorable mentions from competitions include the first prize at the ‘Jangcheon-Klais Organ Concours’ in Korea (2003), first prize and the Bach special prize at the ‘International Organ Competition of Graz’ in Austria (2006), second prize and the Mozart special prize at the ‘International Organ Competition of St. Maurice’ in Switzerland (2007), third prize and the audience prize at the ‘International Organ Competition of Musashino-Tokyo’ in Japan (2008), first prize at the  ‘International Organ Competition of Nuremberg’ in Germany (2009), first prize at the 'Dublin International Organ Competition' in Ireland (2011) and most recently the Second Prize at the Grand prix de Chartres.


Round I, Part I

Muffat — Toccata IX from Apparatus musico-organisticus (1690)

J. S. Bach — “An Wasserflüssen Babylon,” BWV 653

J. S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue in D major, BWV 532

Round I, Part II

Frescobaldi — Toccata nona from Il secondo libro di toccate, F. 3.09

Weckmann — Canzona in C minor

Weckmann — Canzona in C major

Froberger — Fantasia sopra Ut, Re, Mi, Fa, So, La in C major, FbWV 201

Round II

Graun — Organ Concerto in G minor – 1. Animoso

Bruhns — “Nun komm der Heiden Heiland”

J. S. Bach — “Kommst du nun, Jesu, vom Himmel herunter,” BWV 650

C. P. E. Bach — Fantasia and Fugue in C minor, Wq. 119/7


Felix Mendelssohn (1809–1847) — Organ Sonata No. 3 in A major, op. 65

Robert Schumann (1810–1856) — Etudes Nos. 4, 5 and 6 from Etuden in kanonischer Form für Orgel, op. 56

Hindemith — Organ Sonata No. 1

Johannes Brahms (1833–1897) — 7. “O Gott, du frommer Gott,” 2. “Herzliebster Jesu” and 5. “Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele” from Eleven Chorale Preludes, op. 122

J. S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue in E minor, BWV 548