Cellist Chase Park, graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and the Juilliard School, began his musical studies at the age of 4 with Madeleine Golz at the JCC Thurnauer School of Music. A performance of the Saint Saens Cello Concerto at age 9 led to an invitation to perform in Bruce Adolphe’s series at Merkin Hall. He was then invited to premiere Adolphe’s piece, If Only I Could Think in Music at the Thurnauer School of Music’s annual gala a year later. At age 12, he joined the Juilliard School’s Pre-College Division, where he began his studies with Dr. Minhye Clara Kim. For 7 summers, he was a student at the Perlman Music Program, where he studied extensively with cellists Ronald Leonard and Paul Katz. In 2020, Chase graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music, where he received the Jacqueline Du Pre and the Valerija and Ladislaus Medveckis Fellowship, studying with Peter Wiley and Carter Brey. At Curtis, Chase also spent much of his time playing for Pamela Frank, who was instrumental in his development as an interpreter and chamber musician. He then received his Master's degree at the Juilliard School with Dr. Kim, where he won the concerto competition. Other teachers whom Chase is grateful to have studied with include: Zvi Plesser, Timothy Eddy, Marcy Rosen, Christoph Richter and Colin Carr.
An avid chamber musician, Chase has had the privilege of collaborating and performing with esteemed artists such as Mitsuko Uchida, Samuel Rhodes, Hsin-Yun Huang, Anthony McGill, Carmit Zori, Atar Arad, Meng Chieh Liu, Benjamin Schmid, Pamela Frank, and Itzhak Perlman. In 2019, solo and chamber music performances through ‘Curtis on Tour’ brought him to international stages in Athens, Paris, Kempten, Teulada, and Berlin, launching his international reputation. He made his Alice Tully Hall debut performing the Haydn Cello Concerto in D major with the Juilliard Chamber Orchestra in December of 2021. His love for chamber music has resulted in fellowships at the Perlman Music Program “Littles” and Chamber Music Workshop, Ravinia Steans Institute, and the Marlboro Music Festival. In 2022, Chase joined Sejong Soloists, resulting in numerous concert engagements in South Korea and most recently has been asked to join Caramoor’s Rising Stars concert series in 2023.