Deborah Park

HYUN HEE DEBORAH PARK

Email: deborahparkmusic@gmail.com

Deborah Park is an accomplished pianist, conductor, composer, and educator with international experience. She has also performed formal concerts in Korea, Germany, Canada, and the US, and won international Competitions which resulted in being invited to perform in Carnegie Hall. She has released two CDs – see https://www.deborahpark.ca

Currently, Deborah is working as the Music Director/Organist at Fairview United Church (Branford, Ontario) and completed her Master of Sacred Music at Emmanuel College, in the University of Toronto in May, 2021. She has completed the Licentiate Diploma and the ARCT Diploma in Piano Performance from The Royal Conservatory of Music Toronto.

Deborah has won numerous international Competitions: the American Protégé International Competition of Romantic Music 2014, the Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition 2016, the Golden Classical Music Award Competition 2016, and the Concert Artists International Virtuoso Competition 2017. These awards resulted in Deborah being asked to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York on four different occasions. Recently she won 2020 Stephen Chatman Student Award from Choral Canada Composition Competition and the Roberta Stephen 2021 Award from ACWC (2021).

As a composer, she has been writing global music, hymns, anthems, solo piano works as well as chamber music that are inspired by her life experiences in many countries. Her musical portfolio includes explorations of spirit, theology, philosophy, nature, and human relationships. Her academic research explores Korean musical traditions and Christian contextual theologies as resources for liturgy and liberation.

Compositions

Choral Works

Christmas Night (2019)

The Lord’s Prayer (2019)

The Power of Healing (2016)

Vater Unser (2019)

주의기도 (The Lord’s Prayer Korean version) (2019)

 

Hymns

Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit (2020)

Creation, Like a Prism Shines (2020)

For I Take Refuge In You (2019)

God, Your Hands Made Me (2021)

Jesus, Weary From His Journey (2019)

Sevenfold Amen (2021)

Out of Silence (2019)

Rise Up! (2018)

Your Unfailing Love (2020)

 

Piano Solos

I Pray (2015)

Lyrical (2020) – cowriter Tom Reynolds

The Power of Healing (2015)

The Reflection of St. Lawrence River (2016)

 

Arrangements

Be Thou My Vision for Piano Duet (2020)

Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit for Piano (2015)

Great Is Thy Faithfulness for Piano Solo

I Pray Variations (2015)

Preghiera for Piano Solo (2015)

Silent Night for Piano Solo (2017)

Summer Meditation for Piano Duet (2021)

The First Noel for Piano Solo (2017)

The Lord’s Prayer for Piano Solo (2015)

The Prayer Medley (2015)