Gold medalist in Korean National Competition at the age of 10, Jooeun Pak has since won a number of prizes in national and international piano competitions and enjoyed a flourishing career as a solo pianist and chamber musician. During the last season, she has appeared in major concert venues including Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall, NY, Yamaha Hall in NY, Terrace Theatre in Kennedy Center, D.C, Landmark Concert Hall in Indianapolis and Bennett Gordon Hall in Ravinia Steans Institute, Chicago.
Professor Pak's repertoire combines standard and contemporary literature. Pak especially enjoys working with modern composers and is known for extensive experiences in modern piano/ ensemble repertoire. Pak's recent world premiere performance has been praised as “brilliant and supercharged” by the world-renowned composer Don Freund. Pak is Artistic Director of Musik in Progress whose goal is to facilitate performances of music by living composers and undiscovered repertoires of 20th-century composers.
As an avid orchestral pianist, Pak has worked under such legendary conductors as Lorin Maazel, Arthur Fagen, Uriel Segal, and Robert Abbado. She has given concerts in Ravinia Steans Institute of Music, Atlantic Music Festival, IU String Academy as a collaborative pianist and a chamber music/ opera coach.
Professor Pak taught at Indiana University and is currently on faculty of University of Puget Sound. She studied at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music with distinguished professor Menahem Pressler as her mentor, and served as his assistant.