Laura Park and Christopher Goodpasture | Violin and Piano Recital

March 24, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
PianoForte Studios
1335 South Michigan Ave
IL 60605
Laura Park and Christopher Goodpasture | Violin and Piano Recital @ PianoForte Studios


Violin Sonata No. 10 in G Major, Op. 96

Violin Sonata No. 1 in f minor, Op. 80

Violin Sonata No. 2 in G Major, Op. 13

Laura Park, violin

Laura Park, praised for showing “extraordinary maturity, interpretive insight, passion, [and] nuance” (, has been featured as a soloist with the Houston Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Orchestra Filarmonica “Paul Constantinescu” Di Ploiesti Romania, Yale Philharmonia, Chautauqua Music School Festival Orchestra, Lake Forest Symphony Orchestra, Oistrakh Symphony Orchestra, North Suburban Symphony Orchestra, Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Harper Symphony Orchestra, Fremd Symphony Orchestra, Music Institute of Chicago Academy Chamber Orchestra and Midwest Young Artists’ Concert and Symphony Orchestras. Additional highlights of her career have included appearances on Curtis on Tour, the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series, Millennium Stage Concert Series at the Kennedy Center, From the Top, 98.7 WFMT Introductions, NPR’s What Makes It Great®, and the Young Steinway Concert Series.

Park has been a laureate of many competitions, including the Lipizer International Violin Competition where she was awarded for “strong artistic temperament”, Thomas and Evon Cooper International Violin Competition, Stulberg International String Competition, Ima Hogg Young Artists’ Competition, Hellam Young Artists’ Competition, Crain-Malin Foundation Chicago Symphony Orchestra Youth Auditions, National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, Woolsey Concerto Competition, Chautauqua Music Festival’s Sigma Alpha Iota Concerto Competition, Walgreens National Concerto Competition, Music Institute of Chicago Young Artist Concerto and Aria Competition, ADM Young Artists Concerto Competition, Union League and Civic Arts Foundation’s Scholarship Auditions, Musician’s Club of Women Scholarship Auditions, Music Teachers National Association Illinois String Division, Harper Young Artist Competition, DePaul Concerto Competition, Society of American Musicians Competition, Sejong Music Competition, and Chinese Fine Arts Music Competition.

As an active chamber musician, Park holds awards including gold medals from the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, the St. Paul String Quartet Competition, the Music in the Loft/Society of American Musicians’ Jules M. Laser Chamber Music Competition, the Rembrandt Chamber Players Competition, and the Yale School of Music Chamber Music Competition. She has participated in many music festivals including Music from Angel Fire, the Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival, Norfolk New Music Workshop, Aspen Music Festival, Astona International Summer Academy in Switzerland, Chautauqua Music Festival, Kennedy Center/National Symphony Orchestra National Trustees’ Summer Music Institute, and Okemo Young Artist Program. She is also a member of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra.

Park currently studies at the Yale School of Music with Ani Kavafian under the Henry & Lucy Moses Scholarship and Fellowship and was awarded the 2017 Broadus Erle Prize. She is also a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music where she studied with Ida Kavafian. Her previous teachers include Almita and Roland Vamos, Marko Dreher, and Injoo Choi.

Christopher Goodpasture, piano

Praised by the Washington Post for his “sparkling, highly musical” playing, Christopher Goodpasture has established himself as a musician of refined style. A 2017 performance in Canada was described as a “rare combination of strength, energy and sublime musical sensitivity…matched by a heavenly sense of melodic line” (Toronto Concert Reviews). He has performed in some of the finest concert halls in North America, including the Kennedy Center (Washington D.C.), Benaroya Hall (Seattle), Koerner Hall (Toronto), Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Hall, Weill Recital Hall, Bing Concert Hall (San Francisco), Ingle Auditorium (Rochester), and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Recent concert engagements include recitals at Chicago’s PianoForte Salon Series, the Colouratura Gallery in Nova Scotia, San Diego’s Music by the Sea, and Los Angeles’ Classical Underground with culminating radio broadcasts on Classical KUSC 91.5 and 88.5 KCSN.

Christopher is a top-prize winner of the Washington International, Seattle International, Iowa International and Dallas International Piano Competitions, and has earned other prizes in the Los Angeles International Liszt Competition, The Glenn Gould Chamber Music Competition, and the Susan Torres Competition for pianists.

Festival appearances include performances at the Banff Centre, Aspen Music Festival, Sarasota Music Festival, Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, The Holland Music Sessions, and Music Academy of the West. Throughout his studies, he has had the opportunity to work with a number of influential pianists, including Leon Fleisher, Jeremy Denk, Seymour Lipkin, Joseph Kalichstein, Robert Levin, Claude Frank, and Anton Kuerti and as an active chamber musician, he has collaborated with members of the Takacs, Ysaye, St. Lawrence, Amenda, Guarneri, and Tokyo String Quartets.

Christopher received his Master’s Degree from The Juilliard School as a student of Hung-Kuan Chen and Jerome Lowenthal. Born in Los Angeles, California, he began his training at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music, and furthered his studies with John Perry at the University of Southern California and the Glenn Gould School in Toronto. Currently he is pursuing post-graduate studies with Hung-Kuan Chen and Peter Frankl at the Yale School of Music.

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