Brilliant style, electrifying sound and rhythm | Pedro Obiera, NRZ
Sensational! Crystal-clear color and nearly sarcastic intonation | Ingo Hoddick, Rheinische Post
Saerom Park's musical activities have already taken her across Europe, East Asia and South Africa in performances as both soloist and chamber musician. Born in 1981 to an artists-family in Korea, her education began at the age of 3 with piano studies switching to cello at 12. Her talent was recognized rapidly. She was awarded at numerous national competitions, shortly after in 1996 her major orchestral debut was made with the Moscow Chamber Orchestra.
During the senior year of highschool, Saerom moved to Germany to accomplish her studies at the Folkwang Hochschule-Essen where she studied both cello and chamber music with Young-Chang Cho and Andreas Reiner. Further advances were made under great influence of renowned tutors such as Bernhard Greenhouse, Boris Pergamenschikov, Alexander Kniazev, and Matt Haimovitz.
In 2000, Saerom Park founded the piano trio "Trio Image" with violinist Gergana Gergova and pianist Pavlin Nechev. She was active member of the trio until 2007. In support of the European Chamber Music Academy (ECMA) the trio collaborated with primary musicians like Hatto Beyerle, Shumuel Ashkenazy, Erich Höbarth, Gábor Tacásc-Nagy, Johannes Meissl, Christoph Richter and Avedis Kouyoumdjan. Trio Image was the 3rd prize and the public prize winner at the 6th International Competition "Franz Schubert and Modern Music" held in Graz, Austria and scholarship holder of the "Werner Richard-Carl Dörken Foundation" for 2005/06 season.
An avid chamber musician, Saerom has appeared at various festivals. Most notably Gidon Kremer's "Lockenhaus Kammermusikfest", "Pablo Casals Festival Prades", "Schubertiade Akzenbrugg", "International Cello Fest Beograd", "International Week Graz", "Festival de musique de chambre en Normandie", "International Music Festival Varna Summer" where she has performed with such distinguished artists as Claude Frank, Joseph Silverstein, Vladimir Mendelssohn, and Michel Strauss. Furthermore, she was recorded by WDR 3, ORF, Mezzo and TV3.
Currently residing in Germany, Saerom Park works as Ensemble Resonanz' principal cellist.