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Jade Park

Jade Park started Trumpet at the age of three and is 11 years old. She is a Full Music Scholarship student at MLC, Sydney and also studies Trumpet and Oboe with scholarship at the Open Academy at the Conservatorium of Sydney (Rising Star Program). She has already earned a Diploma Associate in Music, Australia (AMus A) in Trumpet from the Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB) in 2018 when she was 11 years old. She has also achieved 7th Grade (A Honours) in Oboe from AMEB in 2017, 6th Grade in Piano for Leisure (2016) and 6th Grade in Musicianship (2018).

Jade has been regularly competing in eisteddfods since she was five. During the past six years, she has been awarded countless awards, medals and trophies. Some of her recent prizes in 2018 include First Places in 12u and 15u Brass in 2018 Sydney Eisteddfod playing the Trumpet, and was invited to perform at Alf & Pearl Pollard Memorial Instrumental Awards for Performance Excellence. Playing the Trumpet and the Oboe in all of the following competitions, she won five First Prizes in 2018 Ryde Eisteddfod; Edna Wilde Award for Outstanding Instrument Soloist, Finalist, personally awarded by a patron of Ryde Eisteddfod and the Pianist Simon Tedeschi; six First Prizes in 2018 Bathurst Eisteddfod; five First Prizes in 2018 Penrith Eisteddfod; nine First Prizes in 2018 Orange Eisteddfod. Many of these prizes were Open-Age division and she competed against much older musicians most times. She came first in Junior Championship for Brass Solo for two consecutive years in Northern Beaches Eisteddfod (2017 & 2018).

Her international competition achievements include being selected as a finalist to compete at the International Trumpet Guild (ITG) Youth Competition in Miami, Florida (2019) and recipient of ITG scholarship to attend ITG conference 2018 in Texas, USA. She was the First Prize winner in Great Composers Competitions Series in Masters of Winds Concerto and The Music of Eastern Europe as well as being named the Artist of the Year for 2018. 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.

As well as competing in eisteddfods and competitions, she enjoys performing for charity and community events. For instance, she was invited to play the Trumpet in Voces: Caelestium 6th Annual Charity Concert at Willoughby Concourse, Sydney in February 2019 which supports the Doctors without Borders. She regularly plays at her home church, Sydney Grace Community Church and many community events. This coming Easter, she was invited to perform at the West Ryde Easter Parade as the winner of Ryde Eisteddfod.

Jade is also a black belt in Taekwondo and was 2017 and 2018 Australian National Champion in Taekwondo Poomsae. She competed in an international Taekwondo event held in South Korea, Taekwondo Hanmadang in 2018.

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