Hyosang Park was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea. She started to play the piano when she was eight years old. At twelve, Hyosang started work as a church pianist at the church where her father was a minister. God touched her life through this ministry. He led her to a Christian University to study Sacred Music and eventually to the United States.
Hyosang came to the U.S. after earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Korea. She studied and earned a Double Master’s Degree in Sacred Music and Piano Performance from Westminster Choir College. At Westminster, she joined the Westminster Concert Bell Choir which uses the largest range of handbells and choir chimes. She has given numerous handbell concerts throughout the U.S. with the bell choir under Kathy Ebling-Thorne’s direction. The performances include the choir’s debut performance at Carnegie Hall and a live performance on NBC – TV’s “Today Show.”
Currently, she is a staff accompanist at Westminster Choir College and teaches general music, choral music and handbell music at St. Jerome Catholic School in West Long Branch.
She also frequently appears as a solo handbell ringer with Dr. Akiko Hosaki, a collaborative pianist.Ms. Park and Dr. Hosaki formed ‘Duo Grazioso (duograzioso.org)” in 2010. Hyosang Park plays on four octave Malmark handbells (C4 through C8) to deliver the sound of bells to people who adore the beauty of handbell music. The duo has performed at numerous churches in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York. Working with non-profit organizations, they bring hope and good news to those in need. In 2014 Summer, they were invited to the Handbell National Seminar in Atlanta, GA by Handbell Musicians of America.
Hyosang lives with six cockatiels (two boys and four girls). The birds certainly keep her busy whenever she has some free time. She enjoys teaching them how to speak and sing. She also enjoys working with clay. Hyosang is a member of the Arts Council of Princeton where she does most of her throwing and other pottery works.