A glorious collection of many-colored jewels for flute
Soo Kyung Park’s accomplishments span the music profession from artistic director to chamber musician, soloist, orchestral player, woodwind coach, teacher and producer. This versatile artist has studied at the Juilliard School with such masters as Jeanne Baxtresser, Julius Baker and Bonnie Lichter, and is recognized today herself as a leading teacher of her instrument. Known for her fine concert performances in Asia, North America, and Europe, Ms. Park has also received many impressive honors and awards throughout her musical career.
Soo Kyung Park’s most recent CD, Reminiscing, is a stunning collection of solo music for flute, and the epitome of what W. A. Mathieu’s brilliant concept, --- ‘As much as possible from as little as possible’ --- is all about, but with a little twist. Whereas Mr. Mathieu’s theory refers to the enormous expressive possibilities of only one note alone on the scale, here there is almost no need for more than the genius of Soo Kyung Park and her flute to experience a whole array of musical styles by way of one instrument alone. As lovely as the smooth accompaniment certainly is, Ms. Park’s articulate style and the songbird-like musicality of the flute allow the listener to experience the textures and envision the colors that music alone can inspire. Be it jazzy, classical or romantically inclined, Soo Kyung’s interpretation of each piece makes the listener long for more. No matter the genre, the timbre is consistently alluring and warm. This is woodwind playing at its finest.