Young Artists Competition 2021 Poll

Maxine Park, piano

Maxine Park (15, Hanover, NH) is a student of Alexander Korsantia and Mila Filatova. She studies also with Silvana Sokolov at Phillips Exeter Academy, where she is currently a student. She is the recipient of a Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship, a full, merit-based high school scholarship.

Maxine has received top prizes at numerous competitions, including first prizes at the Steinway Junior Piano Competition, Chopin International Piano Competition, Paderewski International Competition, and Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition. In the 2019 MTNA competitions, Maxine placed first at the New Hampshire State and the Eastern Division Competitions, the first New Hampshire resident to win the division competition in any category. She placed second at the National MTNA Competition.

Maxine has performed as a soloist with the New York Concerti Sinfonietta at Carnegie Weill Recital Hall, MostArts Festival Orchestra at Alfred University, and Nashua Chamber Orchestra. She recently won the Jeanne Selander Memorial Concerto Competition of the Lowell Philharmonic Orchestra and the Phillips Exeter Academy Concerto Competition. She has performed twice at the International Chopin Festival in Busko-Zdroj, Poland, featured in the “World Piano Talents” Series and last summer was one of fourteen young pianists invited to participate in the 2019 Cliburn International Junior Piano Festival.

In 2019, Maxine was selected as a semi-finalist at several international competitions, including the Waring International Piano Competition, where she was awarded honorable mention as the youngest semi-finalist. She was selected as an official competitor of the 2020 Gina Bachauer Young Artist International Piano Competition.

Maxine has performed in masterclasses with Simone Dinnerstein, Alexander Kobrin, Anne-Marie McDermott, Emile Naoumoff, John Perry, André-Michel Schub, and Ilana Vared. She was featured as soloist on NPR’s From the Top with host Christopher O’Riley and performed in two of their video productions (A Star Wars Musical Mashup, Fantastic Musicians and Where to Find Them.)