Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Jade Park | 2nd Prize | Winds & Percussion | 7th Edition | ENKOR Int'l Music Competition


Jade Park started Trumpet at the age of 3 and Oboe at 6. She has been studying Trumpet and Oboe as a scholarship holder at the Open Academy at the Con - Rising Star Senior Program for past four years. She has already earned Diploma Associate in Music, Australia (AMusA) in Trumpet in 2018 (11 years old) and Diploma Licentiate in Music, Australia (LMusA) in Oboe from the Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB) in 2020 (13 years old).

She has been a regular scholarship winner at the International Trumpet Guild (ITG) Conferences. In 2020, she was awarded the Young Artist Award by ITG (https://trumpetguild.org/2014-12-24-23-07-20/young-artist-awards/1862-january-2020-winner-jade-park) and Anatoly Selianin Memorial Scholarship. In 2019, she won the Ken Larson Scholarship in the ITG Youth Competition held in Miami, and the Bill Pfund Scholarship in 2018 (San Antonio). 

Another prestigious Trumpet competition, ICTUS International Trumpet Competition awarded her Honourable Mention in 2020 Ictus International Trumpet Competition. She was also awarded Second Prize at 2020 The North International Music Competition playing the Oboe.

Earlier in 2020, she was awarded the first prize in the Rising Talents of Asia and Oceania by the Great Composers Competition Series (http://www.gccseries.online/2020/06/results-rising-talents-of-asia-oceania.html). In November 2019, Jade won the first prize in the Golden Classical Music Awards International Competition in Brass section and performed in Carnegie Hall, New York. In December 2018, she was awarded the First Prize and Exceptional Young Talent Prize by Grand Prize Virtuoso Competition and was invited to perform her piece on the Trumpet in their Award Ceremony in Rome. Prior to that, she was named the Artist of the Year for 2018 and won the First Prize winner in Great Composers Competitions Series in Masters of Winds Concerto and The Music of Eastern Europe.

In Australia, Jade has been regularly competing in eisteddfods since she was five and awarded countless awards, medals and trophies. She came first in all sections (Brass and Woodwind) she competed in 2020 Bathurst and Orange Eisteddfods. In 2019, she was the only brass player to have won first prizes in all Brass sections for all age divisions (u12, u15 and u19) in 2019 Sydney Eisteddfod, and therefore was invited to play at the Sydney Eisteddfod Alf & Pearl Pollard Memorial Instrumental Awards for Performance Excellence (in 2018 and 2019). Her success story was featured on Sydney Eisteddfod website (https://sydneyeisteddfod.com.au/trumpeter-jade-park-performs-in-new-york-new-york/). Other eisteddfods she has won scores of first prizes include Ryde Eisteddfod (also winning Edna Wilde Award for Outstanding Instrument Soloist), Northern Beaches Eisteddfod (Junior Brass Champion for two consecutive years, 2018-2019), Bathurst Eisteddfod, Penrith Eisteddfod, Orange Eisteddfod, Kempsey Eisteddfod, and Wollongong Eisteddfod. She has also won numerous first prizes in Woodwind sections in the above eisteddfods playing the Oboe.

Receiving recognition for her talent, she has been invited to perform as a soloist at 2021 Chinese New Year Concert at The Concourse, organised by Willoughby Council. As well as performing as a dual soloist in both Trumpet and Oboe, she also enjoys playing with ensembles and orchestras such as playing with her school ensemble groups and the symphony orchestra, and gets often invited to play with other orchestras. In February 2019 and 2020, she was invited to play in Voces: Caelestium 6th Annual Charity Concert at The Concourse which supports charities like The Doctors Without Borders. She has played with Penrith Symphony Orchestra in 2020. She was also selected to play with the Australian Youth Orchestra in 2020 and 2021 programs in the Australia’s capital, Canberra and Sydney and semi-finals at Ku-ring-gai Philharmonic Orchestra Concerto Competition, 2021.

Trumpet Concerto, Alexander Arutunian, 12 min 13 sec, https://youtu.be/x9qkqTQSt0M