Ryo Yanagitani & Tim Park Duo

Ryo Yanagitani, Piano
Tim Park, Cello

Ryo Yanagitani

Ryo Yanagitani has distinguished himself as one of Canada's most promising young concert artists. His most recent success includes winning the gold medal at the 10th San Antonio International Piano Competition, where he was also given special recognition for a performance of the complete Chopin Ballades.  Among other honors, he is also the grand prize winner of the Hugo Kauder International Piano competition and a laureate of the Minnesota International Piano-e-Competition, the Dr. Luis Sigall International Piano competition in Vina del Mar (Chile), and the Hilton Head International Piano Competition.

Ryo has made concerto appearances with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, the Montreal Metropolitan Orchestra, Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, San Antonio Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Hartford Symphony Orchestra, and the Moroccan Symphony Orchestra among others.

In addition to many solo recitals, he has been in demand as a chamber musician, performing in a wide range of settings, from the duo sonata repertoire to large ensembles. He is frequently invited as guest pianist to chamber music festivals across the US, in the capacity of both lecturer and pianist. His most recent collaboration with cellist Dai Miyata has resulted in a number of concert tours of Japan. He is also pianist of Duo Chrysalis with cellist Jacques Lee Wood, and their collaboration has taken them on a tour of performances across the United States and Korea.

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Tim Park

Cellist Tim Park has been praised for his energetic and exhilarating performances as well as for his expressive and beautiful sound. Concerts as soloist, recitalist and chamber musician has brought Tim to many of the worlds most prestigious concert halls.

Tim has performed with orchestras such as the Orquestra Sinfonica Nacional de Venezuela, Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra Merida, New York Chamber, Detroit Symphony, Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra, Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra, Berlin Sinfonie-Orchestra, Berliner Symphoniker, Lithuanian National Chamber Orchestra, Tel-Aviv Camerata, Berliner Camerata, Pharos Soloists Cyprus and the Juilliard Orchestra. Recitals and concerts has brought him to stages throughout England, France, Japan, Spain, Portugal, Norway, Russia, Switzerland, Israel, the US and Aruba.

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Overtures series performances by Ryo Yanagitani & Tim Park Duo