Kyu-Hee Park

South Korea

Kyu-Hee Park was born in Incheon city, South Korea, in 1985. She started to study guitar when she was 3 years old.  She won the first prize in “youth” of the National Korean Guitar Competition at 9 years old.  In 2004, she started to study at the Tokyo College of Music. She participated in an opera-tour which was conducted by Maestro Seiji Ozawa.  She was taught by Shin-ichi Fukuda and Kiyoshi Syomura who are Japanese leading classical guitarists. She currently studies at the Vienna Music University with Alvaro Pierri.

Kyu-hee has won many international prizes including;

 2003 Tokyo international guitar competition 3rd prize

2006 Koblenz international guitar competition 2nd prize

2007 Rust international guitar competition 2rd Prize

2008 Printemps de la Guitare international competition 1st prize

2009 Ligita international guitar competition 1st prize

2010 Agustin Barrios International Guitar Competition 1st prize

2010 Michelle Pittaluga International Competition 2nd prize

2012 Alhambra International Competition 1st prize and Audience prize

 Kyu-hee made her CD debut in Japan, in 2010. Her 2 CDs “Sueno”(2010) “Sonata Noir”(2012) are highly acclaimed and moreover, the CD sales are extraordinary among the classical guitar world.