Searmi Park | violin
Searmi Park (violin) served as concertmaster of the Eugene Symphony for four years before joining the Oregon Symphony in 2017. Previously a member of LA Chamber Orchestra for ten years, Searmi has also played with the LA Philharmonic, LA Opera, and Pacific Symphony Orchestras. She has played runs as concertmaster and assistant concertmaster of the New West Symphony, American Ballet Theatre, Miami City Ballet, and Kodak Theatre orchestras. Also a sought after soloist, she has performed concertos by Brahms, Sibelius, Beethoven, Prokofiev, and Mozart.
Park spent summers studying chamber music in Taos, New Mexico with the Takács and Chicago string quartets. She also studied with pianist Robert McDonald and at the Yellow Barn Chamber Music Festival. She served as first violin of the Alma String Quartet, which won a prize in the Coleman Chamber Music Competition and was featured in the UCLA Performing Arts Series at Royce Hall. She has played and taught at festivals in South Africa and Portugal and participated in the Oregon Bach Festival and Festival Mozaic in San Luis Obispo.
Park was born and raised in Los Angeles, where she began playing the violin at age six. She continued her studies at the Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences and went on to receive her B.A. and M.M. at UCLA under violinist Mark Kaplan. She currently lives with her family in the beautiful Oregon countryside, playing with their horses and raising goats, ducks, and chickens.