Park Brothers in Concert, Feb 23, 8:00 pm

$ 20.00

Park Brothers
Originally starting as a duo on the piano, the Park Brothers transformed into a duo on two guitars. Both Alex and Wesley Park started their music education on the piano at an early age, then began their guitar studies in their teen years. As they both studied classical guitar at Pepperdine University under Christopher Parkening, who is celebrated as one of the world’s preeminent virtuosos of the classical guitar, they came together as a guitar duo. The brothers enjoy collaborating and working together, as they complement each other with a natural synergy of sounds.

The Park Brothers have performed together as far away as Heidelberg, Germany and Hermagor, Austria. They have studied privately under Christopher Parkening, Angel Romero and Andrew York, and they have participated in masterclasses from Jason Vieaux, Scott Tennant, Jubilant Sykes, and Meng Su. In the 2014 Pacific Guitar Competition in Monrovia, CA, they placed as a finalist in the chamber mixed division category. 

Alex Park
Alex Park is currently studying classical guitar under Andrew York at Cal State Fullerton, pursuing his Master of Music degree. At the age of eight, he started playing the piano and at fifteen began his studies in classical guitar. In February 2016, Alex was chosen as the winner of the Thomas Osborn Concerto Competition playing the Concierto de Aranjuez by Joaquin Rodrigo. In addition to that, he was chosen as a finalist for the Classics Alive Young Artists Competition and placed second in the American Guitar Society's Bickford Award in 2016. At the 2013 Parness Concerto Competition, sponsored by the Culver City Symphony Orchestra, Alex placed Honorable Mention. Alex currently teaches at Angeles Academy of Music in Los Angeles, California.

Wesley Park
Wesley Park is currently studying classical guitar under Scott Tennant at the University of Southern California, pursuing his Master of Music degree. In addition to the guitar, Wesley also plays the piano and drums. He placed as a finalist in the 2014 Pacific Guitar Competition in the junior division. He was the Second Place Winner in the 2013 ASTA/Aron Green Classical Guitar Competition junior division. In 2004, he was the winner of the Loyola University First Annual Elementary Artists Competition on the piano. Wesley currently teaches at MozArt Music Academy in Tarzana, California.

Also here are some quotes:

"Alex and Wesley make beautiful music on the guitar, using tonal colors and contrasts, and utilizing the entire range of the guitar to bring out the intrinsic beauty of the instrument.” - Christopher Parkening

"The brothers take a well-deserved bow before concluding the evening’s program with Spanish composer Manuel de Falla’s “La Vida Breve” — a piece the brothers consider “the most exciting duet in the guitar repertoire.” Strumming in sync, the duo performs this quick-moving piece which is filled with a wide range of dynamics — inspiring cheers and a standing ovation from the Great Auditorium crowd!” - Spotlight Central

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