Sarah Park

YEAR OF AWARD: 2012
AGE AT AWARD: 18
ARTFORMS: Music , Piano
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Biography

Edinburgh-born with South Korean heritage, Sarah gained a scholarship to study at the prestigious St Mary’s Music School in 2005. During her time there she distinguished herself as a solo pianist and as a chamber musician.  With her first concerto experience aged 14,  she has since performed in venues across the UK.

Sarah's talent has earned her numerous prestigious awards, including the James Waterhouse Trophy and the Elizabeth Ritchie Medal.  In 2008 she was a finalist at the Edinburgh Competition Festival, where her performance at the Pianothon was broadcast on BBC Radio 3.  She has also taken part in numerous masterclasses, where she has worked with distinguished musicians to develop her skills.

Sarah has performed as a soloist and as part of a trio.  In the summer of 2011, she was one of the few selected from St Mary’s to tour a series of concerts around the Highlands.  She enjoys taking every opportunity to communicate her interpretations of music with an audience, and her ambition is to become a professional performing artist.

How the Award Helped

In 2012, Sarah was offered a place to study on the four-year BMus(Hons) course at the Royal College of Music, London.  Her Dewar Award enable her to accept this opportunity and pursue her ambitions.



Receiving this generous support has enabled me to pursue my ambition of becoming a performing pianist.  I hope that I might be a fitting ambassador for the Awards.