“His performance was inspiring, powerful and energetic and also very concentrated on the core of the music.” – Paavo Järvi
June-Sung Park, born in Seoul, South Korea, is internationally recognized as one of the most promising conductors of his generation. He won first prize in the 2020 Arthur Nikisch conducting competition. He also won first prize of the Aram Khachaturian International Conducting Competition 2016 in addition to three special prizes: Orchestra Award, Interpretation Prize and Concert with Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra in this same competition. He was the prize winner of the 6th International Conducting Competition Jeunesses Musicales Bucharest in 2015. In South Korea, June-Sung Park was selected as one of 6 promising young conductors for Myung-Whun Chung’s masterclass with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra.
From 2017 until 2019 June-Sung was Assistant Conductor to Thomas Dausgaard at BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and the Leverhulme Conducting Fellow at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. He assisted Thomas Dausgaard at the BBC Proms and the Edinburgh International Festival. Also, he worked as Assistant Conductor at Grange Park Opera 2019 in England. He made his successful debuts in his homeland South Korea, both in Symphonic Festival 2021 and in opera Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel at Daegu Opera House in 2022.
He conducted BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Royal Scottish National Orchestra as a participant in Conducting Workshops with Martyn Brabbins and Kristjan Järvi. He also studied under Daniele Gatti at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Italy. Daniele Gatti awarded him a scholarship and ‘Diploma di Merito’, which is given to the one best outstanding participant. June-Sung has participated in several festivals including the Incheon Music Festival in South Korea studying under Myung-Whun Chung and the Pärnu Music Festival studying under Paavo Järvi, where his performance was described as “outstanding” in the British arts journal “The Arts Desk”.
June-Sung Park studied orchestra conducting at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna and Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin.
He currently lives in Berlin, Germany.