Violist Jude Park joined the Minnesota Orchestra in September 2022. They have performed with numerous orchestras, including the Houston Symphony and Dallas Symphony. As a chamber musician, Park has had the opportunity to work with members from some of the world’s leading quartets, including the Pacifica, Cleveland and Dover Quartets. Park is a two-time fellow of the Tanglewood Music Center and has received summer fellowships from Verbier Festival Academy and Madeline Island Chamber Music. They received their master’s degree from Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, where they were a student of Ivo-Jan van der Werff, with additional studies with Joan DerHovsepian.
Park’s undergraduate years took place at Oberlin Conservatory, where they studied first with David Bowlin on violin, then with Peter Slowik and Kirsten Docter in their third year upon the revelation that viola was the superior instrument.
In their free time, Jude enjoys horology and spending time with their furry companion, Benji.