BIO

Dr. Yeil Park (pronounced ‘Yale’) was appointed to the Section Cello chair at Arizona
Opera in 2014. Other orchestral engagements include the Castleton Festival Orchestra,
where he sat assistant principal under maestro Fabio Luisi, and as a regular substitute
with The Phoenix Symphony, Tucson Symphony Orchestra, and the Des Moines
Symphony Orchestra. He has collaborated with members of The Cleveland Orchestra,
the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the St. Lawrence String Quartet, the Shanghai
Quartet, the Brentano String Quartet, and The Ying Quartet. Other highlights include a
pre-concert performance for the Emerson String Quartet, Principal Cello for Arizona
State University Symphony Orchestra and Iowa State University Symphony Orchestra,
and performing the Elgar Cello Concerto and Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations as the
winner of ISU's Concert of Soloist competition.


Yeil recently received his Doctorate in Cello Performance at Arizona State University,
where he was teaching assistant to Tom Landschoot. Yeil received his MM in Cello
Performance at Arizona State University and was the recipient of the Atsumi Cello
Scholarship. He received his BM magna cum laude at Iowa State University, where he
studied with George Work of the Amara Piano Quartet (formerly the Ames Piano
Quartet.) Previous teachers include Dr. Julie McGinnis Sturm, Hans Jørgen Jensen,
Stephen Geber, and Yehuda Hanani. He has participated in masterclasses with Peter
Howard, Peter Stumpf, Philip Setzer, Sharon Robinson, Stephen Geber, Amit Peled,
and Stefan Milenkovich. Additionally, he has received chamber coachings from Alisa
Weilerstein, members of the Ames Piano Quartet, the Blair String Quartet, the
Penderecki Quartet, the St. Lawrence String Quartet, the Shanghai Quartet, the Leipzig
Quartet, and the Brentano String Quartet. Festivals that Yeil participated include the
Castleman Quartet Program, Meadowmount School of Music, the Hidden Valley Music
Seminars, Kent/Blossom Music Festival, the Castleton Festival founded by Lorin
Maazel, and the Manchester Music Festival.

 
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