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Alex Park is an acclaimed international concert guitarist engaged as a soloist and collaborator throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. He has received numerous competition awards including first place in the Thomas M. Osborn Concerto Competition. He was also a Prizewinner of the Parkening International Guitar Competitions, Miami GuitArt International Competition, the Philadelphia Classical Guitar, and Lee Ritenour’s Six String Theory Competitions. As part of the Park Brothers Guitar Duo with his brother Wesley, he was also a recipient of the USC Thornton Ensemble Award. 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.”
Alex received his Bachelor of Arts 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 with Andrew York at California State University Fullerton and is currently working on his Doctorate of Musical Arts with Brian Head and Adam del Monte at the University of Southern California. He also had the opportunity to coach with Scott Tennant and the two members of the “Royal Family of the Guitar,” Pepe and Angel Romero.
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 such as the Emmy Awards, Cinema Los Angeles Film Festival, and the International New York Film Festival. Alex is currently on the faculty of the classical guitar department at Pepperdine University which is ranked #1 in “The Ten Very Best Colleges for Classical Guitar Performance” by Music School Central, and is also faculty at Westmont College. He also has a private studio of guitar, piano, and music theory/composition students. Alex is endorsed by Augustine Strings and plays a Stephan Connor guitar which was previously owned and given to by Angel Romero.
“Alex captivates the audience with distinct artistry through his polished technique and brings out the instrument’s intrinsic tone.”
- Christopher Parkening