Caleb Park, cello
Caleb Park, age 16, is a principal honor roll sophomore at Long Reach High School. He began his cello studies at the age of 4 and has been studying with Dr. Alison Wells of the Peabody Institute since 2011. Caleb, as a winner of the Junior Concerto Competition and the Columbia Orchestra Young Artist Competition, soloed with the Peabody Preparatory Young Artist Orchestra and the Columbia Orchestra. He was principal cellist in Young Artist Orchestra, and currently is a member of the Peabody Youth Orchestra and studies in the Peabody Performance Academy. Caleb was a winner of the Peabody Preparatory Part Recital Competition in 2014 and performed at the Lynn Taylor Hebden Preparatory Recital and Vella Silver Recital. He received the Dean’s Recognition, Performance, and Achievement Awards for cello and performed at the Peabody Preparatory Award Ceremony of 2014.. In 2015, Caleb was awarded first place for the MMTA Chamber Music Competition and was a quarter finalist at the national Fischoff chamber music competition. In 2016, Caleb was a featured soloist with the Concert Artists of Baltimore Chamber Orchestra with Maestro Edward Polochick. He also won the Johansen High School competition, Joseph and Goldie Feder Competition in DC and played with the Howard County Concert Orchestra as a guest cellist. He performed at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland as a soloist and will be a featured soloist with the Peabody Youth Orchestra in this spring as a 2017 concerto competition winner.
Caleb has participated in master classes with Matt Haimovits, Amit Peled, Zuill Bailey, Lynn Harrell, Darrett Adkins from Juliard, Julia Lichten from the Manhattan School of Music, Dr. Andrew Talle, Kurt Baldwin of the Arianna String Quartet, the Bryant Park String Quartet, the Borromeo String Quartet, the Kelemen String Quartet, and has worked with Ralph Kirshbaum and Alan Rafferty. Caleb studied at the Indiana University String Academy Program in the summer of 2013 and the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival in 2014 and 2015. In the summer of 2016, Caleb studied at the prestigious Verbier Summer Music Festival in Switzerland.
Caleb enjoys biking, playing basketball, ping pong, tennis, board games, fishing, reading, and playing piano duets with his brother. At school, Caleb is actively involved with Science Olympiad, Math Team, cross country and the varsity tennis team.
Caleb plays a cello made by Ernst Heinrich Roth in Markneukirchen, Germany, generously loaned to him by the Carson Cello Foundation.