A Korean American violinist, Cindy Hong Park is dedicated to her career as both an active performer and a passionate pedagogue for all ages. Throughout her violin career, Cindy had numerous solo, chamber, and orchestral performances around the world including England, Czech Republic, Austria, Italy, and USA.
Born in Seoul, South Korea, Cindy began her musical journey by playing piano and violin at the age of seven. She made her first violin debut at the age of eight, which was broadcasted on TV station in South Korea. In 2003, Cindy performed as a soloist under the baton of Vladimir Yampolsky at Georgia Music Educators Association festival.
Cindy has wide array of orchestral experience, including Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra, Panama City Pops Orchestra, and Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra. Additionally, she served as both concertmaster and assistant concertmaster of the New Atlanta Youth Orchestra and the Ludwig Symphony Orchestra.
With her love and passion for teaching and working with students, Cindy created her own private violin studio in 2007. Currently residing in Dallas, Cindy is a violin and viola instructor at Hebron High School and McKinney Boyd High School. Many of her students were accepted to All-Region Orchestra, All-City Orchestra and received Exemplary and Superior ratings in Solo and Ensemble contest.
Cindy received her Bachelor degrees as a double major in Violin Performance and Music Education at Florida State University under the tutelage of Beth Newdome and Eliot Chapo. She then went to study at University of Michigan with Stephen Shipps where she received her Master’s degree. Cindy is now pursuing her Doctoral of Musical Arts degree in Violin Performance with a minor in music theory at University of North Texas under the tutelage of Felix Olschofka. Cindy has been awarded numerous accolades throughout her violin career including Dean’s Camerata Scholarship, Douglas H. Hoard Scholarship, and University of Michigan Graduate Merit Scholarship.