Chicago based film composer HunOuk Park has traveled all over the world during his already extensive musical career. Originally from South Korea, he spent his childhood in St Petersburg and England, studying at the prestigious Saint-Petersburg Special Music School of N.A.Rimsky-Korsakov and Yehudi Menuhin School respectively.
A successful career as a violinist saw him obtain degrees from the Royal College of Music and the Guildhall School of Music. During this productive time in London, he won the Cavatina intercollegiate music competition with his quartet and a place on the London Symphony Orchestra string scheme as well as several scholarships that supported him throughout his studies.
Following a return to his native South Korea in order to fulfill his national service obligations, he was offered a graduate award to study composition for the screen at Columbia College Chicago, where he currently resides.
His nomadic life, embedding himself in the rich cultural landscapes of South Korea, Russia, Britain, and America informs his work. He aims to respect the musical and cultural traditions that he has absorbed in his travels, but also to reflect the multiculturalism of his experience through the language of his music.