Meet the Faculty
"An extremly gifted, capable and musically advanced cellist" – Eugene Osadchy
"Who I no doubt know will bring something very important to the music world" – Andres Diaz
Dominic Kyungseu Na was born in Seoul, South Korea, to a musical family, which his father is a luthier and his mother is a violinist. Dominic attended the most prestigious music schools. In Russia, he attended the Central Music School for Talented and Gifted Children under the supervision of St. Petersburg State Conservatory—alumni of the school include such notable composers as Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, and Shostakovich. His education in music continued at the Konservatorium of Vienna, Austria, and at the Musikhochschule Luebeck with one of the world's finest cellists Lynn Harrell. Dominic holds a konzertenexamendegree, the highest musical arts performance degree in Germany. His impressive study pattern didn’t stop there; he also studied chamber music with Miguel Da Silva, the founder of Ysaÿe quartet, as well as earning an Artist Diploma with celebrated artists such as Andres Diaz, Eugene Osadchy, and Christopher Adkins in the United States.
Since his debut as a soloist in the age of 13 with the St. Petersburg Radio Symphony Orchestra, Russia, Dominic had performed worldwide, accompanying some of the world’s most talented musicians and performing with a wide variety of ensembles and orchestras, not to mention his solo performances. He performed at many historical performing venues in Europe, such as Bolshoi Philharmonia Hall, Kappela Hall in Russia, KonzerthausWien, Boesendorfer Hall in Austria, Smetana Hall in Czech Republic, Brahms Institute in Germany.
An award-winning artist, Dominic is also an educator with over a decade of experience in teaching cello. His extensive experience allows him to cater to students of all levels and of all walks of life as he helps them achieve their full potential on the instrument. Dominic was appointed as cello professor at the University of Arkansas in 2016, and he is married to Eun Seo Park who is a fine violinist currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts at the University of Texas at Austin.