Young-Dae Park took his early violin studies in Seoul, Korea and Sa&Mac221; Paulo, Brazil. Upon emigrating to Canada in 1968, Young-Dae was a student of David Mankovitz at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. He has served as the Concertmaster of the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra and the Kitchener - Waterloo Symphony Orchestra. He became a member of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra in 1979. Young-Dae is a coach for the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra and has been teaching at IMC since 1993.