Background History

Now in its 11th year, the non-profit Min Pak & Atlanta philharmonic Inc  was established in 2004 by Min H. Pak, the principal of the Atlanta Conservatory of Music, serves to encourage, develop and facilitate an enriched environment of artistic, creative and cultural activity in metro Atlanta.

The Atlanta Conservatory of Music was established in 1993 ad organized the Atlanta Youth Philharmonic Orchestra.

The Atlanta Conservatory of Music educate talented students to provide private lessons to group lessons in music and fine arts and organized more than 7 open concerts to the public to enrich the diverse community with music and arts. The Atlanta Philharmonic Orchestra organized with diverse member in community and performed 13 performances in metro Atlanta to share their great music spirits. 

Milestones of the Atlanta Philharmonic Orchestra Inc

  • December 3, 1993 : First Performance
  • May, 1994 : Performance at Evergreen Banquet
  • June 21, 1994 : Performance at Lockheed Martin
  • December 4, 1994 : Performance at Fund Raising Concert for Korean Association
  • April 29, 1995 : Performance at Korean Music Festival at GSU
  • August 12, 1995 : Performance for 50’s Anniversary of National Liberation and Foundation of United Nations
  • December 1995 : Performance at the Christmas Concert
  • May, 1996 : Performance at the Youth Concert with unforgettable movie themes
  • August 1996 : Organize the Peace and Harmony Concert for the Atlanta Olympic
  • December 1996 : Performance at the Open Concert for the Christmas
  • August 1998 : Performance for 53’s Anniversary of National Liberation Open Concert for Peace and Harmony
  • December 1999 : Performance at the Open Concert for the Christman
  • August 2006 : Performance for 61’s Anniversary of National Liberation Open Concert for Peace and Harmony

Piano - Gary Menzies

An accomplished pianist, Gary Menzies has fulfilled both solo and accompanist roles for over twenty-five years. Mr. Menzies is a graduate of Georgia State University. He has studied under Jeanine Morrison, Ruth McDonald, and Aida Tedder deBray. He was the first recipient of the Atlanta Steinway Society Scholarship under whose auspices he auditioned for William Masselos of the Julliard School of Music where he was awarded a place in the post-graduate program.

Previous recordings include an album of Gershwin music as well as a full program of Chopin works. He has served as Assistant Conductor of the Atlanta Repertory Opera Company as well as Principal Improvisation Coach at the Georgia State University Opera Workshops. Within the last eight years, Mr. Menzies has been a prominently featured artist in five different Pianorama Concerts at the renowned Fox Theater in Atlanta Georgia. Recently as soloist in a performance of the Rachmaninoff Second Concerto with the Walton Symphony Orchestra, one critic described him as a'nativetreasure.' Gary has also performed with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra to rave reviews on three seperate occasions.


Piano - Chun Mi Sun

피아니스트 천미선은 예원학교, 서울예술고등학교를 졸업하고 서울대학교 음악대학 기악과 졸업후 도미하여 클리블랜드 음악원에서 피아노 연주학 석사학위를 취득하였다. 재학 당시 클리블랜드 음악원 CIM Scholarship과 서울대학교 우등장학금, Woman in Music Scholarship Award, 신시내티 대학 Graduate Scholarship 등 각종 장학금을 수상하였으며, 한국의 음연 피아노 콩쿨, 삼익 피아노 콩쿨, 세계일보 콩쿨 등과 미국의 Milhaud Competition, 신시내티 대학의 Concerto Competition 과 Chamber Music Competition등 다수의 대회에 입상하였다. 또한 미국을 비롯한 유럽, 캐나다 등지의 음악 페스티발에 참가, Aspen Music Festival, New Paltz Music Festival, Banff Music Festival, Music Academy of St. Petersburg, Prague International Masterclass에서 독주 및 실내악 연주에 참여하였다. 서울과 부산 및 뉴욕, 클리블랜드, 콜럼버스, 신시내티, 아틀란타에서 독주회를 개최하였으며, 실내악 연주자로 오하이오 주립대, 조지아 주립대, 웨스트 조지아 대학에서 다수의 반주와 실내악 연주에 초청되어 연주하였다.

Euguen Pridonoff, Elisabeth Pridonoff, Daniel Shaprio, 구본희, 문익주 교수를 사사한 그는  신시내티 음악대학 연주학 박사과정을 수료하였으며 현재 조지아 크리스찬 대학교 음악대학 교수로 재직중이다.

Born in South Korea, pianist Misun Chun received a Bachelor of Music degree from Seoul National University in Korea and a Master of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music. After her doctoral study at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Ms. Chun has joined Georgia Christian University as an Assistant Professor of Piano since 2012.

Ms. Chun has been an award winner in the both concerto and chamber music competitions at the University of Cincinnati. Her performances include appearances at Aspen Music Festival, the Banff Centre for the Arts, New Paltz Music Festival, Music Academy of St. Petersburg, and Prague International Masterclasses. As an active chamber musician, Ms. Chun has performed with University of Cincinnati Chamber Players. As a collaborative pianist, she has been invited to perform at the Ohio State University, University of Georgia and the University of West Georgia. Ms. Chun has studied with Eugene and Elisabeth Pridonoff, Daniel Shapiro, and Ickchoo Moon.


Helen Yu Park - Mezzo Soprano

“…the artist of the evening was Helen Yu, a debut mezzo from Korea via Toronto, who looked like a little girl but effortlessly generated the largest sounds on stage.  The mezzo drought may be ending.”

“…But toward the close of act one, something wonderful happens…Helen Yu, a Korean-born mezzo-soprano with a rich, smoky voice.  In her single song, Yu brings to the show the emotional focus and captivating musicality, and suddenly-albeit briefly the evening is thrilling…”

Korean mezzo-soprano Helen Yu Park combines a voice of exceptional agility and strength. From Rosina in Barbiere di Siviglia to Suzuki in Madama Butterfly, her unfailing musicality allows her to reveal the individuality of each character within the music.

Ms. Park made her New York debut with the New York City Opera singing the role of Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro. Following her debut, Ms. Park’s frequent appearances with the New York City Opera have included a series of roles including Cenerentola in La Cenerentola, Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Suzuki in Madama Butterfly, Second and Third Lady in The Magic Flute, and a series of orchestral concerts in Madrid and Korea.  Ms. Park made her Metropolitan Opera debut singing Flosshilde in Das Rheingold and Gotterdammerung. She was also a soloist with the Metropolitan Opera Guild for two seasons.

Ms. Park made her musical theater debut as Lady Thiang in the National tour of the Broadway show The King and I. Additional credits include singing Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro with Opera Grand Rapids; a major tour of the Far East and The United States with the Asian Youth Orchestra with Sergiu Comissiona,singing Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, which she also sang with the Vancouver Symphony; Lola in Cavalleria Rusticana at the Berkshire Festival; and Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia with the Metropolitan Opera Guild.

Other roles include Maddalena in Rigoletto, Stephano in Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette, Flora in La Traviata, Dorabella in Cosi fan tutte, Mallika in Lakme, Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Enrichetta in I Puritani.

As a member of the Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio, Ms. Park achieved instant success as a last minute replacement as Nancy in Britten’s Albert Herring.  She has appeared with EPCASO in Treviso, Italy, Toronto Opera in Concert, Toronto Operetta Theatre, The Juilliard Opera Center, L’Opera Francais, and the Korean-American Opera Company in New York.

Helen Yu Park holds a Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from The Juilliard School in New York.  Ms. Park has been a faculty member at University of Toronto (Canada), Oakland University in Michigan, Cranbrook Private School in Michigan, and at Montclair State University in New Jersey.  She is also a lecturer at Manhattan School of Music Summer Program covering various vocal techniques and styles for singers transitioning from classical to musical theatre genre. 




 
 

  Concert Information  
   2016 k-Music Festival
Be our guests ~! The Atlanta Philharmonic Orchestra, Inc. (Non-Profit, 501(c)(3)) and Director Min Pak presents the Global Peace and Harmony Concert, a contribution towards a peaceful world. This concert is specialized in Korean tunes including beautiful Korean folk songs and art songs along with your favorite classical music. All are invited to come and enjoy great music performed by guest virtuosos ranging from singers and pianist to instrumenta…
   2016 KOREAN Music Festival~
Come Join Us~! The Atlanta Philharmonic Orchestra, Inc. (Non-Profit, 501(c)(3)) and Director Min Pak presents the Global Peace and Harmony Concert, a contribution towards a peaceful world. This concert is specialized in Korean tunes including beautiful Korean folk songs and art songs along with your favorite classical music. All are invited to come and enjoy great music performed by guest virtuosos ranging from singers and pianist to instrumentalists…
   Atlanta Philharmonic Orchestra (Min Pak, Director)
INTRODUCTORY MEMO A tlanta Philharmonic Orchestra, Inc. is a non-profit (501c3) organization that offers various concerts throughout metro Atlanta city and other diverse communities with different genres of music. OUR VISION IS: T o encourage, entertain, and enrich people’s lives in our communities with an exchange of cultural values in positive ways utilizing the performing arts that are universal from generation t…
   Happy New Year,!
Happy New Year!
   Concert-post reflection by John Kang
After this terrific musical experience, I feel that I have become much bigger as not only a musician, but also as a person. I have seen more of the beauty within the arts and the impact it can make. I love how this organization sponsors fundraising in order to support next generation's musicians. This generation's adults have not had their older generation provide for them, so their effort in representing the upcoming age group is a…
   Peace & Harmony Orchestra
On a rainy Sunday evening on the first day of November, Min Pak and the Peace and Harmony Orchestra gave a performance at the Infinite Energy Center. The concert was sponsored by the Seoul National University Alumni Georgia Chapter to benefit the youth music education and featured several accomplished, talented performing artists such as Gary Menzies on piano, Chun Mi Sun on piano, and Felix Farrar on violin. Also featured were mezzo-soprano Helen Yu …
   Thank you!!
thank you!!
   2015 FALL OPEN CONCERT
2015 FALL OPEN CONCERT
   BARITONE GREG RHEE 모래시계 OST 백학(CRANES..
BARITONE GREG RHEE 모래시계 OST 백학(CRANES) 노래 주인공
   NEXT GEN, CELLIST --JOHN KANG
NEXT GEN, CELLIST --JOHN KANG John Kang is a 14 year old cellist attending Collins Hill High School. He has been a member of the Gwinnett County Youth Symphony, Kendall Honor Orchestra, and Georgia Music Educators Association’s All State Orchestra for the past 3 years. He has also been a part of Creek land's Honor Orchestra and Exclusive Orchestra, performing for the In-Service Conference at the Savannah International Trade and Conve…
   Wish it. Dream it. do it. Fall Open Concert
Open concert
   wish it. Dream it. Do it. Fall Open concert
2015 fall open music concert
   본음악회의 취지와 목적,그리고 방향
본 음악회의 취지와 목적, 그리고 방향 차세대의 미래를 위한 Wish it, Dream it, And Do it 의 취지로, 애틀란타 필하모닉 오케스트라(주)가Peace & Harmony Orchestra 의 협연으로 가을 열린 음악회가 11월 1일 오후6시에 귀넷 퍼포밍 아트센터에서 열립니다. 특별히 유명한 음악인들의 재능기부와 특별 출연 그리고 이름없이도와주시는 뜻있는 지…
   조지아지부 서울대학교 동창회장 인..
Dear Friends in Atlanta area, The Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Min Park(SNU’80) will be performing at the Fall Open Concert sponsored by Seoul National University Alumni Association, Georgia District on November 1 st . This concert will provide an opportunity to discover future talented musicians. Furthermore, through this c…
   Piano - Chun Mi Sun
Piano - Chun Mi Sun Born in South Korea, pianist Misun Chun received a Bachelor of Music degree from Seoul National University in Korea and a Master of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music. After her doctoral study at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Ms. Chun has joined Georgia Christian University as an Assistant Professor of Piano since 2012. Ms. Chun has been an award winner in the both concerto and chambe…
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Concert Information
Peace & Harmony Concert Vincerò!
2018 Concert for Peace and Harmony Celebrating the Pyeongchang Games
2018 Peace & Harmony New Year Concert-Let's go to Pyeong Chang 2018 Winter Olympic Game!
2018 New Year Concert
Join us ! We want you!
2018 Peace & Harmony Concert 평창 동계올림픽 성공기원 음악회
"Thank You Very Much!"
K-MUSIC FEST
2017 K- MUSIC FESTIVAL with Atlanta Philharmonic Orchestra with Min Pak
대한민국 음악제 2017 Min Pak & Atlanta Phil’
대한민국 음악제 2016 “Korean Music Fest”
(Atlanta) Sumi Jo's 30th Anniversary - La Primadonna
(Atlanta) Concert post reflection from John kang
Concert-post reflection by Joelle choi