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Christopher Park, in Lang Lang's Footsteps

Charles T. Downey, A lot of speed but little subtlety at pianist Christopher Park’s D.C. debut
Washington Post, March 15

Do music competitions reward musicians for the wrong things? This was one reaction to the Washington debut of pianist Christopher Park on Sunday afternoon at the Phillips Collection. Since winning the Leonard Bernstein Award at the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival in 2014, Park has appeared with orchestras in Germany and elsewhere. One of his mentors has been Christoph Eschenbach, outgoing music director of the National Symphony Orchestra, who was in the audience.

With Stravinsky’s “Three Movements From Petrushka,” Park certainly showed that his playing can be both supremely fast and supremely loud... [Continue reading]
Christopher Park, piano
Phillips Collection

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