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BIOGRAPHY

          Alex Park is an acclaimed international concert guitarist engaged as a soloist and collaborator throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. Alex started his music education on the piano at an early age but fell in love with the guitar at the age of 13, initially learning rock, pop and jazz. He soon gravitated towards the classical guitar and pursued it in earnest.

 

         Alex gave his first solo recital in 2013 which stirred critical excitement and future engagements. In 2016, Alex won the Thomas M. Osborn Concerto Competition and attained the opportunity to perform the Concierto de Aranjuez by Joaquin Rodrigo with the Pepperdine Orchestra. In 2023, Alex performed with the Culver City Symphony Orchestra playing the Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra by Elmer Bernstein. In the 2023/24 concert season, Alex will appear with the Westlake Village Symphony to once again perform the Concierto de Aranjuez and with the Lee’s Summit Symphony in Kansas City, MO to play the world premiere of “Field of Stars” by Hollywood film composer Chris Thomas.

    

       Alex received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Pepperdine University studying under one of the world’s preeminent virtuosos of the classical guitar, Christopher Parkening. He received his Master of Music degree studying under Andrew York at the California State University Fullerton and is currently working on his Doctor of Musical Arts degree under Brian Head and Scott Tennant at the University of Southern California. He also had the opportunity to study with the two members of the “Royal Family of the Guitar,” Pepe and Angel Romero. In his first year at USC, Alex received the USC Thornton Ensemble Award. 

 

       As an educator, Alex is faculty at Pepperdine University which is ranked #1 in “The Ten Very Best Colleges for Classical Guitar Performance” by Music School Central. He also has a private studio where he teaches guitar, piano, and music theory/composition.

 

       In 2019, Alex released his debut album, Classical Guitar, receiving positive reviews from critics and press. Classical Guitar Magazine wrote the album is "Fantastic!" and Fanfare wrote, “a winning combination of technical assurance, versatility, and interpretive finesse.” His recordings have been featured on radio stations such as WXXI (Rochester, NY), WQED (Pittsburgh, PA), CJPX (Montreal, QC) and many others.

 

       In addition to his classical guitar career, Alex has worked on film and media projects as a session guitarist and composer. He has been on the music team for films that have won awards from the Emmy Awards, Cinema Los Angeles Film Festival, and the International New York Film Festival. Alex also recorded on the guitar for the theme park Los Angeles Haunted Hayride.

 

       Alex has collaborated with various brands such as Lekato Musical Instruments and is endorsed by Augustine Strings. 

 

 

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“Alex captivates the audience with distinct artistry through his polished technique and brings out the instrument’s intrinsic tone.”  

Christopher Parkening

Spotlight Central

“...inspiring cheers and a standing ovation from the Great Auditorium crowd!”

Classical Guitar Magazine

"Fantastic!"

WholeNote Magazine

“A superb sense of dynamics, tempo and phrasing, performing with deep expression” 
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