White River Chamber Orchestra 



presented by

White River Chamber Orchestra

directed by Dr. Keith Kunda

Guest Artist Dr. Phoenix Park-Kim, pianist

Piano Concerto No. 5 in Eb (Emperor)

Symphony No. 7 in A


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phoenix-park-kimDr. Phoenix Park-Kim, Professor of Piano at Indiana Wesleyan University, has given recitals throughout the United States, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Italy, Switzerland, Argentina and Russia including performances in various music festivals such as the Aspen Summer Music Festival, Piano Texas, Wiener Meisterkurses in Vienna, Austria, and the Summer Music School in Siena.


Born in Seoul, South Korea, Phoenix began playing the piano at the age of five and gave her first public performance at seven years old. She has won top prizes at national and international competitions including first place at the Miami Concerto Competition, Jefferson City Concerto Competition, Kansas City Philharmonic Concerto Competition, and was a finalist at the Liszt-Garrison International Piano Competition. She appeared as a soloist with the Korean Philharmonic Orchestra, Kansas City Philharmonia, UMKC, and Marion Philharmonic Orchestras among others. An avid chamber musician, Phoenix has performed with the Oxford String Quartet, Duo Dolce, Soprani Compagni and appeared at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall as part of the Distinguished Concerts Artist Series. She has been heard on public radio in Indianapolis, IN, Toledo, OH, Ann Arbor, MI, Urbana, IL, Richmond, VA, Princeton, NJ and Ontario Canada.


Phoenix is dedicated to providing more exposure to less known repertoire especially music by African-American composers. In this endeavor, she was awarded the Lilly research grant and also received special congressional recognition by U.S. Rep. Karen Bass. Her recent CD “Deep River,” a collection of Classical works by African American composers, was released under the MSR Classics label. Her other recordings are also available on cdbaby.com and iTunes.




We are still conducting string auditions for our 2015 season. Any string player interested in auditioning should send an email to Dr. Keith Kunda:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Keith will respond with a link to the audition music and invite you to schedule an audition time. These are paid positions.  




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