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1st Place Cello Spotlight

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Houston, Texas – March 4, 2024—Symphony North of Houston spotlights 1st Place Cello winner, Joel Park

Symphony North of Houston is pleased to spotlight a 2024 Young Artist winner, Joel Park. On January 27, 2024, his Finalist Audition was awarded 1st Place Cello with his performance of the first movement of Antonin Dvorak’s Cello Concerto in B minor. He will now compete for the Best Overall Performance at Symphony North’s Early Spring Concert on April 21, 2024, at 4:00 PM at Salem Lutheran Church in Tomball, Texas. At this concert, an overall winner will be selected from among the best performing category Cello, Violin, Piano, and Wind winners. A $500 scholarship and trophy will be awarded to each category winner, and the one whose performance was selected as the overall winner will receive an additional $500 scholarship and trophy.

Chanmin “Joel” Park

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Chanmin “Joel” Park is a sophomore at Kinder HSPVA. He was recently named the 2024 National Young Arts Winner and Houston Youth Symphony’s Concerto Competition winner. Joel originally was born in South Korea but from an early age moved around the world, settling in places such as Thailand, India, and the UK. From growing up in diverse places throughout his life and during his residency in multiple countries, he grew a passion for music. He currently resides in Houston, Texas, and studies Cello under Charles Seo from the Houston Symphony.

Joel’s musical awards include being selected as a winner of the 2021 Houston International Music Competition: Junior Division, chosen as a first-place winner of the 2022 Junior Division & 2023 Senior Division of the Houston Civic Symphony Young Artist Concerto Competition, selected as a winner of the ECHO’s Young Artist Concerto Competition, finalist of the 2022 Houston Young Artists’ Concert.

For More Information:

Phone:(281) 803-9127
Mail:21175 State Highway 249 No. 222 Houston, TX 77070-1655
Concert Venue:Salem Lutheran Church
22601 Lutheran Church Rd
Tomball, TX 77377
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