Jong-Hai Park was born on October 17, 1990, in Seoul, Korea. For 2 years, from 1999 to 2000, he attended The Neighbourhood Music School and The Hart School, University of Hartford under the direction of M. Francis (CT, USA). For the following 5 years, from 2001 to 2006, he studied the piano at Yewon Music School, Seoul Arts High School, and the Preparatory Division of Korean National University of Arts (KNUA, Seoul) under the direction of Professor Chung-Mo Kang and Ji-Yune Kim. He was honourably permitted entrance of KNUA through the Prodigy Program 2006.
He has won several domestic and International competitions, including the 1999 Greater New Haven Concert Orchestra Competition (1st prize), the 23rd Renee B. Fisher Competition (2nd prize.), Korea Philharmonic Orchestra Concour in 2OO2 (1st prize), Ewhakyunghang Competition in 2005 (3rd prize), China Shenzhen International Piano Concerto Competition in 2006 (semifinalist), The 4th Nagoya International Music Competition in 2008 (2nd prize) and The 2nd Hong Kong lnternational Piano Competition in 2008 (2nd prize). He also had a lot of piano recitals including Kumho Prodigy Concert and Young Artist Concert Series.