About this Artist
Violinist Ashley Jeehyun Park joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic in February 2022. Born in New York and raised in New Jersey, she is a graduate of the Juilliard School and has principally studied with Joel Smirnoff, Ronald Copes, Hyo Kang, I Hao Lee, and K.G. Zhang. Previously, Ashley served as concertmaster of the Juilliard Orchestra, where she collaborated with esteemed conductors including Barbara Hannigan, David Robertson, and Gerard Schwartz. She also performed with the Princeton Symphony Orchestra as the visiting Principal Second Violin, the New York Classical Players, the Verbier Festival Orchestra, and as a substitute with the New York Philharmonic.
Shortly after beginning her violin studies, she made her solo debut at age five with the Elan International Music Festival orchestra in Stowe, Vermont. Since then, she has received numerous accolades and awards, including first prize at the Hudson Valley String Competition, second prize at the Andrea Postacchini International Violin Competition, a distinction from the National YoungArts Foundation, and first prize at the New York Music Competition in four consecutive years. Ashley has performed as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestra player at Carnegie Hall, throughout Lincoln Center, as well as on stages across Europe, Asia, and New Zealand.
Ashley has participated in festivals and masterclasses around the world, including the Verbier Festival, the International Holland Music Sessions, the Conservatoire Américaine at the Fontainebleau Schools, and the Great Mountains Music Festival in PyeongChang, South Korea, as the recipient of the Artistic Director’s Scholarship.
Throughout her life, Ashley has been committed to giving back to her community and has given performances in senior centers, hospitals, and rehabilitation facilities with organizations like EnoB and as a Gluck Community Service Fellow at Juilliard.
In her free time, you can find Ashley practicing yoga, playing golf, or trying her best to stay away from TikTok and YouTube.