FIRST PRIZE awarded to Grace Park

November 17, 2018, New York – Last evening, November 16, Violinist GRACE PARK was named first prizewinner of the 2018 International Naumburg Violin Competition that took place at the 92ndStreet Y.

Grace Park has been a featured violinist at The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Library of Congress, Walt Disney Hall, Jordan Hall and at Carnegie Hall. She recently completed a seven city solo recital tour in South Korea, and has performed with orchestras such as North Czech Philharmonia, Russian Chamber Philharmonic, Orlando Philharmonic, as well as recent engagements including solo Bach performances alongside Yo Yo Ma and a performance with Maxim Vengerov at the Cartegena Music Festival. She has worked with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Mark Morris Dance Company and the American Ballet Theatre. Beyond the concert stage Grace Park has demonstrated a strong commitment to teaching and community engagement. She is a graduate of the New England Conservatory where she studied with Donald Weilerstein and Miriam Fried.

Her prize includes a cash award of $25,000; a commissioned work by Mason Bates; two fully subsidized concerts in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall; and other US concert engagements.

Second Prizewinner | Shannon Lee
Third Prizewinner | Danbi Um
Finalists | Geneva Lewis and Stephanie Zyzak


Glenn Dicterow
Ani Kavafian
Masao Kawasaki
Nicholas Mann
Elmar Oliveira
Peter Oundjan
Mark Steinberg
Kathleen Winkler

Prizes :

First Prize

Two Fully Subsidized New York Recitals
A Commissioned Work by Mason Bates

Second Prize


Third Prize