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Jan
18

Wesley_Woven-World

Here’s Wes Park again, this time playing Andrew York’s Woven World from his Woven Harmony suite, on a beautiful 2016 Annette Stephany ‘Garcia’ model that is very much inspired by the 1906 Enrique Garcia guitar owned by her friend and mentor Lorenzo Frignani. You can buy the music to Woven World and a lot of Andrew York’s music here.

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Jan
11

wesley_simple-gifts

Here’s Wesley Park back at GSI playing Bach’s Prelude from the Cello Suite #1 on a beautiful 1972 Ramirez 1a that really just exemplifies everything we love about Ramirez guitars, and the traditional Shaker hymn Simple Gifts, by John and BJ Sutherland as arranged by Ronald Ravenscroft on a great 2016 Fernando Moreno guitar that Wesley really pushes (as the piece calls for) and holds up beautifully.

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Aug
31

ParkBros_ramirez

Here are the Park brothers, Wesley and Alex, playing Manuel de Falla’s The Miller’s Dance on two Herman Hauser III guitars – Wesley plays a 1988 cedar and CSA rosewood guitar and Alex plays a 1999 spruce and maple guitar – and Andrew York’s Evening Dance on two new Jose Ramirez guitars – Wesley plays a 2016 1a C650-A in spruce and Indian rosewood and Alex plays a 2016 1a C650-AP in spruce and CSA rosewood.

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Jul
28

WesPark_Prelude-No.-1

Brothers Alex and Wesley Park are both are students of Christopher Parkening at Pepperdine – Alex just finished his undergrad degree and Wesley will be a Junior this Fall. They came in together to record some duos and we also recorded some classic solo pieces while they were here. Here’s Alex playing Albeniz’ Leyenda on a fantastic 1966 Ramirez ‘AM’ and Wesley playing Bach’s Prelude No. 1 from the Well Tempered Clavier on a 2006 Dake Traphagen ’35th Anniversary’ model. Look out for the duos next week.

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Mar
04

alexparkblog

Alex Park is currently a senior at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, studying Classical Guitar under Christopher Parkening. At the age of eight, he started playing the piano and at fifteen began his studies in classical guitar.

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Feb
28

Andrew York ‘Bagatelle’                                                                Barrios ‘Una Limosna por el Amor de Dios’
Luis Narvaez ‘Conde Claros’                                                         ‘Spatter the Dew’ (arr. David Russell)
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Nov
28

ParkBrothers_01

Here are brothers Alex Park and Wesley Park playing Ronald Ravenscroft’s transcription of Mozart’s Laudate Dominum on a pair of Kenneth Brögger guitars – Alex (on our right) plays a stunning “Stradivarius” model and Wesley plays a great 2004 spruce top.

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Jul
30

park_bros

Here are brothers Alex Park and Wesley Park, both students of Christopher Parkening at Pepperdine and both of whom have recorded videos at GSI as soloists, here playing John Williams guitar duet arrangement of Tarrega’s Recuerdos de la Alhambra. Wesley is playing a 2001 Tobias Braun and Alex is playing a new Tobias Berg.

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Jul
22

koyunbaba

Wesley Park is a student of Christopher Parkening at Pepperdine University (as is his brother Alex Park, whom you’ll recognize from the videos he’s done with us). Wesley played Carlo Domeniconi’s ‘Koyunbaba’ on a beautiful Felipe Conde Centenario model – a guitar that celebrates 100 years of the Esteso-Conde family history in guitar making.

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Jun
04

20150530_Pepperdine-0862

June 2, 2015 Malibu, CA – After an exciting week of classical guitar performances, Christopher Parkening and Pepperdine University announced the winner of the fourth triennial Parkening International Guitar Competition. The competition, the world’s preeminent guitar competition, took place from May 26 through May 30, 2015.

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