Cholong Park is a pianist specializing in New Music, a multi-album recording artist, Artistic Director, and a dedicated piano educator. Cholong is the founding member and pianist for two acclaimed chamber groups: the award-winning ensemble and non-profit arts organization What Is Noise and the Boston-based mixed chamber ensemble Some Assembly Required.
In 2014, Cholong made her Carnegie Hall debut performing solo and ensemble works with What Is Noise. The ensemble group Some Assembly Required was a finalist for the American Prize Ernst Bacon Award for the Performance of American Music. Her recent New Music performances include the University of Oregon, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Furman University, and the University of Houston.
Cholong has released three albums and is working on a fourth album with What is Noise. The album Stuff was released in 2017 with trombonist Justin Croushore. The album Equivocal Duration by What Is Noise was released in 2019. In 2020, Some Assembly Required released their eponymous album Some Assembly Required. Her albums are available on Spotify and iTunes.
Cholong works with several organizations as Artistic Director. She was the Director of International Affairs for the DMZ International Music Festival in South Korea. In 2018, Cholong was the Artistic Director of “Voices of North Korean Refugees”, a music and performance event at the Harvard Kennedy School in Cambridge, MA raising funds for North Korean refugees. She was Art Director for “Her life as a Comfort Woman”, a music and performance event to raise awareness about the human rights issues of Korean "comfort women." Cholong looks forward to future collaborations as Artistic Director with musicians and performers.
Cholong holds multiple teaching and staff pianist positions in the metro Boston area. She is a staff pianist at Longy School of Music of Bard College in Cambridge, a faculty member at All Newton Music School in Newton, a district pianist at Needham Public School in Needham. The City of Boston awarded Cholong an Artist Certification.
Cholong received her Master of Music in Piano Performance from Florida State University, where she studied with Dr. David Kalhous. She received a Graduate Performance Diploma in Collaborative Piano with a Chamber Music emphasis from the Longy School of Music of Bard College, where she studied with Dean Wayman Chin. Cholong is the organ scholar at the historic Old North Church in Boston, studying with Dr. Libor Dudas.