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Deputy Artistic Director

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David Keuntae Park began his studies of conducting with Prof. Christian Ehwald at the Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler” Berlin, where he received a scholarship from the DAAD. He won First Prize at the Opéra de Baugé International Conducting Competition 2022 in France, also taking the Orchestra Award and Audience Award. Since 2022 he is studying Master Degree in conducting with Prof. Steven Sloane and Harry Curtis at Universität der Künste Berlin.

He has led the Deutsche Symphonie Orchester Berlin, Komische Oper Berlin, Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt, Magdeburgische Philharmonie, Neubrandenburger Philharmonie, Kammerakademie Potsdam, Athens Philharmonic Orchestra, Karlovy Vary Symphony, Cairo Symphony Orchestra, Opéra de Baugé, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, amongst others. 

Forthcoming appearances in 2022/23 include Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt, Philharmonisches Orchester Cottbus, Brandenburger Sinfoniker, Göttinger Symphonie Orchester, Preußisches Kammerorchester Prenzlau. 

David Keuntae Park was born in Seoul/South Korea, received his first violin and piano lessons at the age of four. He was educated at the Yewon Music School as a pianist, and he started his piano studies with Prof. Ian Youngwook Yoo at the Yonsei University, where he was rewarded a full scholarship and graduated with the best grades. 

In 2016, he began his Master degree with Prof. Gabriele Kupfernagel at the Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler” Berlin, graduated his degree with the highest honor and in 2020 he completed an additional study course in Konzertexamen. 

As a pianist, he was awarded prizes in many competitions including the grand prize of the Franz Liszt International Competition, first prize of Frederic Chopin Competition, first prize of Joong-Ang Music Competition, grand prize of the Bechstein-Samick Competition. As a soloist, he also appeared in many of the world’s greatest venues, including New York's Carnegie Hall, Budapest Liszt Hall, Berlin Steinway Haus, Schlosstheater Rheinsberg, Seoul Arts Senter, Sejong Art Center. 

Since 2013, he has been the music director of Y us Ensemble and 2018, he began teaching as a opera coach at the Universität der Künste Berlin. Since 2021/22 he has been Principal Conductor/Deputy Artistic Director of the Neue Philharmonie Berlin.

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