Susanne Park
First Violin
Susanne Park joined the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s first violin section in 2006, having previously served as a substitute violinist for nearly 10 years. She studied violin performance at Boston University with Peter Zazofsky of the Muir String Quartet before joining the San Diego Symphony in 1992. She came to Pittsburgh in 1996 and served as Assistant Concertmaster of the Pittsburgh Opera and Ballet Theatre Orchestras until 2001.

Park has won numerous violin competitions, including grand prize at the Mid-America Violin Competion and the Naftzger Young Artist Competition. She has participated in many music festivals including the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute, and the Grand Tetons Music Festival in Wyoming. A big fan of early music, she has also performed at the Baroque Performance Institute in Oberlin, OH, and with Pittsburgh's own Chatham Baroque.

Park is married to John Moore, PSO doublebassist since 1996, and they live with son Oliver in Lawrenceville.