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The Royal College of Music: Esther Park - (Violinist)


Dear Mrs Grahame and Members of the Knights of the Round Table, 


I hope you are well. My name is Mee-Hyun Park, but please feel free to call me Esther as it is my English name!


I am a violinist pursuing for an Artist Diploma degree at the Royal College of Music in London, and I have just found out that I will be the recipient of the Knights of the Round Table Award for this year.


I wanted to write this letter to you to show my gratitude of being able to receive financial support for my studies at the Royal College of Music for this year ahead. Without this scholarship it would be impossible for me to continue studying in London at a world-class institution such as the Royal College of Music, as being an international student to live and study in London is very expensive. I feel very blessed to have your support for my studies and I am willing to make the most of it. 


I have completed my Bachelor of Music and Master of Performance degrees at the RCM over the last six years, and it has been a life-changing time for me. I decided to further my studies here at the RCM to pursue an Artist Diploma degree because I truly believe that this is one of the best conservatoires for classical musicians in the world, with the valuable performance opportunities, inspirational professors and colleagues who have shaped the person and musician I am now. I’m excited to see what this next year will bring for me and it will be wonderful to share my journey with you and be able to invite you to my future concerts! 


I have a recital in Bridgewater Hall, Manchester on 12th of October as a part of the

Manchester Mid-Days Society, and some masterclasses with my quartet at Kings Place in October and November – I still have to confirm the dates for the masterclasses, but it would be so lovely if you were available to come by any chance. 


I hope you have a lovely day and look forward to seeing you on 18th October at the RCM for the Award Holders Evening!


Yours Sincerely, 



 Mee-Hyun Esther Park violinist 


South Korean violinist Mee-Hyun Esther Park has performed internationally around the UK and Europe. Recent highlights include winning 1st Prize at the Royal College of Music Violin Competition 2022 and the RCM Chamber Music Competition 2022 with the Brompton Quartet, 2nd Prize of RCM Concerto Competition 2022, and performing with Maxim Vengerov and the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall. 


Esther studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School, then at the Royal College of Music in London with full scholarships for her Undergraduate and Postgraduate studies. She is currently pursuing an Artist Diploma degree at the RCM with Professor Radu Blidar, as an Orpheus Scholar supported by the Knights of the Round Table Award. Esther is also grateful for the support of the Help Musicians Postgraduate Award 2023.


Future engagements include solo recitals at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester as a part of the Manchester Mid-Days Concert Society, and recitals around the UK with the Brompton Quartet. 


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