Thursday, May 25, 2023

Olivia Park | 1st Prize | Winds & Percussion | 9th Edition | ENKOR Int'l Music Competition

Olivia Park is a freshman at Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose, CA, where she splits her time playing the flute in the Wind Ensemble and alto sax in the Jazz Band. Prior to high school, she was invited to play at the State Solo & Ensemble Festival after receiving a Superior/Exemplary rating for her performance at the California Music Educators Association Spring Music Festival. She also played for the All-State Junior High Symphonic Band in middle school, and this year she was selected to the All-State High School Wind Symphony performing at the California All-State Music Education Conference.

Outside of school, Olivia played for the Korean-American Music Supporters' Association (KAMSA) and HopeBox youth orchestras, and has been with the California Youth Symphony Associate Orchestra as the principal flutist. She is also a member of local charity ensembles, frequently holding concerts to raise awareness and funds for communities in need. When she wasn’t playing with the orchestras and ensembles, Olivia participated in summer camps to connect with other musicians. Locally, she enjoyed the C’est Bon Chamber Music Camp and will be at the Philadelphia International Music Camp and Festival this summer where she will participate in their Solo Performances Preparation Program. On the stage, Olivia recently won the American Protégé Music Competition as well as CYS Concerto Competition, KAMSA, Silicon Valley Music Competition and US International Open Music Competition. 

Before she was a flutist, Olivia practiced piano and was invited to play at the 2022 Music Teachers Association of California State Convention upon receiving branch and state honors at the advanced level Certificate of Merit test.

Fantaisie pour Flûte et Piano, Georges Hüe, 7:32

Nocturne et Allegro Scherzando, Philippe Gaubert, 5:24