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Best sounding clarinets ever. The greatest support by team Backun members and its artists. - Jung Hwan Park

Biography

Jung Hwan Park is the principal clarinetist of Korean Symphony Orchestra.  Previously he served as Associate Principal of Korean Symphony Orchestra and Bucheon Philharmonic Orchestra.

Mr. Park has played as Guest Principal with many prestigious orchestras such as Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Hwaum Chamber Orchestra, Seoul Sinfonietta, Kyunggi Philharmonic Orchestra,  ChoongNam Philharmonic Orchestra, Euro-Asian Philharmonic Orchestra, and KBS Symphony Orchestra.

Also as a soloist Mr. Park has perform solo with many orchestras including Korean Symphony Orchestra, Incheon Sinfonietta, Seoul Sinfonietta, Hwaum Chamber Orchestra.  Also he has performed recitals in many different venues such as Kumho Young-Artists Series, Arte TV showcase broadcast, and Japan Clarinet Association.

As a chamber musician, Mr. Park has appeared on series throughout Korea and the United States. They include Seoul Arts Center Summer Chamber Music Series, Seoul Arts Center Artist Lounge Series,  Korea International Music Festival, TIMF Ensemble Series including Isang Yun Festival, Hwaum Project Series, New York Woodwind Quintet Seminar, Focus! Festival, and New Juilliard Ensemble. Festival appearances include Cape May, Pacific Music Festival, and Bowdoin.

He is the first prize winner of the 30th Joong-Ang Music Competition and received Alderman Scholarship and Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund.

Also he has been involved in many recording projects such as Juilliard Wind Ensemble, Bruckner 9 Symphonies (Decca DD41143) and soloed in a piece called “Byung-Dong Paik & Hwaum Chamber” released by Sony (SB70218C).

Mr. Park is currently a clarinet faculty member of Korean National University of Arts, Dongduk Women's University, Sunhwa Arts High School and Middle School.

He previously taught at Yonsei University, Ewha Women’s University, Chugye Arts College, City College of Seoul, SookMyung Women's University, Baeksuk University, Suwon University, and Goyang Arts High School.

He received his bachelor’s and master’s degree from The Juilliard school and is currently a D'Addario reed artist.



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Fit and Sizing

Barrels

FIT BRANDS
Standard Backun, Buffet, Selmer (USA, Centered Tone, 10G, Series 9), Yamaha, and most other brands
Standard Plus As above, larger bore for more free blowing feel

Selmer Paris

Selmer Paris (Not including Selmer USA, 10G, Series 9)

Yamaha CSG

Yamaha CSG I, II and III

 

Bells

FIT BRANDS
Standard Backun, Buffet, Selmer (USA, Centered Tone, 10G, Series 9), Yamaha (including CSG), and most other brands
Selmer Paris Selmer Paris (Not including Selmer USA, 10G, Series 9)

Vocalise Bb Mouthpieces

MODEL MATERIAL OPENING FACING LENGTH COMPARES TO
R Hard Rod Rubber Close Short M13/15
G Hard Rod Rubber Medium Medium 5RV/M30/BD5
H Hard Rod Rubber Open Long B40/B45
CG Proprietary Synthetic Open Long BD4/B40
Z Hard Rod Rubber Extreme Open Long BD7

Vocalise Bass Mouthpieces

MODEL MATERIAL OPENING FACING LENGTH COMPARES TO
CG
Proprietary Synthetic Open Long B46/B50

Alpha Mouthpieces

MODEL MATERIAL OPENING FACING LENGTH COMPARES TO
Bb Plastic Medium Medium 5RV Lyre
Bass Plastic Medium Medium 5RV Lyre