Serin Park United States, 16, Senior

Serin is a sixth year student at Juilliard Pre-College studying with Catherine Cho. Born in NYC, she began her violin studies at the age of five with Solim Shin. Solo appearances include performances with Allentown Symphony Orchestra with conductor Diane Wittry and Park Avenue Chamber Symphony with conductor D. Bernard and A. Wen. As winner of Juilliard Pre-College Concerto Competition, she performed as soloist with Pre-College String Ensemble with conductor Radu Paponiu. She has had masterclasses with Ilya Gringolts, and Dmitry Berlinsky. In addition to being selected to appear on NPR’s From the Top, she was recipient of the United States President’s Award for Academic Excellence.

“This is an amazing opportunity to collaborate and perform with musicians all around the world, on a stage where the world is your audience. It's an honor to be invited to the Menuhin Competition Richmond 2020, where I hope it will be filled with exciting memories and treasured experiences. I'm looking forward to meeting old and new colleagues and friends in Richmond!”