Deputy Artistic Director
Keuntae Park, first prize winner of the Opéra de Baugé International Conducting Competition 2022 in France, also taking the Orchestra Award and Audience Award, has been appointed principal conductor/deputy artistic director of the Neue Philharmonie Berlin, beginning in the 2021–22 season.
He has led the Deutsche Symphonie Orchester Berlin, Komische Oper Berlin, Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt, Philharmonisches Orchester Cottbus, Magdeburgische Philharmonie, Neubrandenburger Philharmonie, Göttinger Symphonie Orchester, Brandenburger Sinfoniker, Kammerakademie Potsdam, Hamburg Camerata, Preußisches Kammerorchester Prenzlau, Athens Philharmonic Orchestra, Karlovy Vary Symphony, Cairo Symphony Orchestra, Opéra de Baugé, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra.
He 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. Since 2022 he is studying Master Degree in conducting with Prof. Steven Sloane and Harry Curtis at Universität der Künste Berlin.
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 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, Park was invited to perform in many of the world’s greatest venues, including New York's Carnegie Hall, Budapest Liszt Hall, Müpa Budapest, Vienna Musikverein, Konzerthaus Berlin, Steinway Haus Berlin, Schlosstheater Rheinsberg, Seoul Arts Senter, Sejong Art Center, Kumho Art Hall.
He won the grand prize of the Franz Liszt International Competition, grand prize of the Bechstein Competition, first prize of Frederic Chopin Competition, first prize of Joong-Ang Music Competition, first prize of Ewha & Kyunghyang Competition.
Since 2013, he has been the music director of Y us Piano Ensemble and 2018, he began teaching as a opera coach at the Universität der Künste Berlin.