2019-2020, 2016-2017 Seasons
Maxine Park is from Hanover, NH, and is a rising sophomore at Phillips Exeter Academy. She has been a student of Mila Filatova since age seven and currently also studies with Alexander Korsantia of the New England Conservatory.
Maxine has been selected as a semi-finalist or finalist at several international competitions, including the Kaufman Music Center International Youth Competition, the Yamaha USASU International Junior Competition, and the Waring International Piano Competition, where she received honorable mention as the youngest of seven Intermediate Division semi-finalists.
She has received top prizes at numerous competitions, including first prizes at the Steinway Society of Massachusetts Piano Competition, Chopin International Piano Competition, Paderewski International Competition, and Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition. In the most recent Music Teacher National Association competitions, Maxine placed first at the New Hampshire State Competition and first at the Eastern Division Competition, the first New Hampshire resident to win the division competition in any category and advance to nationals. She placed second at the National Competition.
Over the past several years, Maxine has performed as a soloist with several orchestras, including the New York Concerto Sinfonietta at Carnegie Weill Recital Hall (under Maestro Hostetter), the MostArts Festival Orchestra at Alfred University (under Maestro Thomas), and the Nashua Chamber Orchestra (under Maestro Feltner). In 2016 and 2018, she performed at the International Chopin Festival, “Lato Z. Chopinem” in Busko-Zdroj, Poland and was featured in the “World Piano Talents” Series. This past summer, Maxine was one of 14 pianists selected for the 2019 Cliburn International Junior Piano Festival.
Maxine has also performed in masterclasses with Simone Dinnerstein, Alexander Kobrin, Anne-Marie McDermott, Emile Naoumoff, John Perry, André-Michel Schub, and Ilana Vered. She has been featured on an episode of NPR’s From the Top with host Christopher O’Riley and two From the Top videos productions (“A Star Wars Musical Mashup” and “Fantastic Musicians and Where to Find Them”).
Outside of music, Maxine enjoys writing, science, and math. In 2017, she was one of 28 students in the U.S. named a Caroline D. Bradley Scholar and awarded a full four-year, merit-based high school scholarship.