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BIOGRAPHY

         Alex Park is an artist, international concert guitarist, and educator. He has played concerts throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. Classical guitar virtuoso Christopher Parkening stated that “Alex captivates the audience with distinct artistry through his polished technique and brings out the instrument’s intrinsic tone.” Alex has received numerous competition awards including first place in the Thomas M. Osborn Concerto Competition. He was also a prizewinner for the Parkening International Guitar Competition, Philadelphia Classical Guitar Competition, Miami GuitArt International Competition, and Lee Ritenour’s Six String Theory Competition. In 2019, Alex released his debut album, Classical Guitar, and has received positive reviews from critics and press. Classical Guitar Magazine says the album is "Fantastic!" and Fanfare wrote, "a winning combination of technical assurance, versatility, and interpretive finesse."

    

          Alex received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Pepperdine University studying under Christopher Parkening, and received his Master of Music degree from California State University Fullerton studying under Andrew York. He is currently attending the University of Southern California to pursue his Doctor of Musical Arts degree studying under Scott Tennant. Alex is a recipient of the USC Thornton Ensemble Award as a member of the Park Brothers Guitar Duo with his brother Wesley.

          In addition to the classical guitar, Alex has worked on film and media projects as a session guitarist and film composer. Most notably, he recorded on the guitar for the soundtrack of Lew Wallace: Shiloh Soldier, Ben Hur Bard, an Emmy Award winning documentary in the Musical Composition/Arrangement category. Alex is currently faculty of the classical guitar department at Pepperdine University and also has a private studio of dedicated guitar and piano students. Alex uses and is endorsed by Augustine Strings.