Meet the KVYSO Conductor

Mr. Jinwook Park brings an infectious enthusiasm to Kennebec Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra; his delight in working with young musicians and his passion for music is clear. Mr. Park’s conducting offers students the opportunity to engage with the music at the highest level, breathing life and depth into their performances. Listen to this audio Youtube below as an example!

Mr. Park enjoys a versatile career as a music director, performer, and educator. Noted for his animated and nuanced performances, he is the founder and music director of Haffner Sinfonietta, music director of Hwaum Boston Chamber Orchestra, and conductor of the Boston Korean Chorus. As a violinist, Mr. Park engages in chamber music and solo recitals and has performed with several orchestras as a soloist. Also an accomplished violin teacher, he holds a private studio in the Boston area. From the Fall Semester of 2016 he has conducted the Colby Symphony Orchestra. Maine’s musical community is extremely fortunate that he calls Maine home part of each week!

Born in South Korea, Mr. Park received his Bachelor of Music from Busan National University and then moved to the United States to pursue his graduate studies. He received a Master of Music degree in violin performance at the Boston Conservatory as a full scholarship student of David Kim, concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra, during which he was invited by the Jamaican government to perform in Kingston. He further continued his Doctor of Musical Arts studies at Boston University. A passionate advocate of cultural exchange, he has been recognized for his work in bridging Korean and American communities with the Hwaum Boston Chamber Orchestra and Boston Korean Chorus. Recently, he led benefit concerts in the effort to help and bring awareness to Syrian and North Korean refugees.

Meet the KVYO Conductor

We are so pleased that Daniel Keller conducts the Kennebec Valley Youth Orchestra. Mr. Keller’s dedication to music education and the development of young musicians is well-known in Central Maine and beyond. He has been inducted into both the Maine Music Educators Association Hall of Fame and the National Music Hall of Fame for Music Educators. His conducting career includes work with the Bangor Symphony Youth Orchestra and the Portland Junior Youth Ensemble; he is currently Co-Conductor of the Mid Maine Youth Orchestra and on staff at Southern Maine String Camp. His playfulness & exuberance – and his commitment to mentoring young musicians – shine in his work with students of all ages.