Saturday, January 1, 2000

Grace Park

Grace Park, Soprano

Biography for Grace Park, Soprano

Grace was born in 1991 and immigrated to New Zealand from South Korea when she was four years old. She has been singing since she was five and has won many awards and has been placed in competitions such as the North Shore Performing Art Competition, South Auckland Performing Art Competition and the Rotorua competitions since she was nine.

She now studies classical voice with Isabel Cunningham at the University of Otago, working towards a BMus with Honours. Recently she was awarded the Charles Begg Prize in Music - Second Stage Honours from the University of Otago.

Grace is also an active composer. She was the national winner of the New Zealand Choral Federation and SOUNZ Big Sing Student Composition Competition in 2009 and was a SOUNZ Finalist of The Trust’s Secondary Students Composition Competition organised by the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra in the same year. She was a finalist for the Otago University Lilburn Trust Composition Competition for two years. Grace will perform her first opera role of Susanna in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro in 2012.

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