Piano

Meeyoun Park


Pianist Meeyoun Park has performed to critical acclaim throughout the United States and abroad as both a soloist and collaborator. A highly sought-after collaborative pianist, her musical versatility has led to associations with the Korean National Opera Company, the Indiana University Opera Theater, and with renowned singers such as Virginia Zeani, Paul Kiesgen, Carol Vaness, Carlos Montane, and Alice Hopper. As a duo partner with her husband, pianist Matthew Gianforte, Park has been a guest performer at festivals, artist series, conferences, and at universities across the country. She has also participated in master classes with some of the world’s finest performers, including André Watts, Alicia de Larrocha, and Marilyn Horne.

A native of Seoul, Korea, Meeyoun Park attended Yonsei University, where she earned an undergraduate degree in piano performance under the tutelage of Bong-Ae Shin and Sung Yup Hwang. She continued her studies with Karen Shaw at Indiana University, where she earned the Master of Music, Performer Diploma, and Doctor of Music degrees in piano performance.

Dr. Park currently serves as Assistant Professor of piano at Murray State University in Kentucky, where she teaches applied and class piano, collaborative piano, and collaborates with faculty and students in numerous recitals per semester. Prior to her appointment at Murray State, Dr. Park served as a staff accompanist at the Oberlin Conservatory and DePauw University, and served as an Associate Instructor at Indiana University. In summer 2017, Dr. Park joined the faculty of the prestigious Indiana University Piano Academy, where she works with talented pre-college piano students. She regularly serves as a master class clinician and guest adjudicator in competitions across the country.