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Reade Park, guitar

Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Meet Reade

Reade performs on Show 408.

Reade Park (guitar), 17, hails from San Francisco, California. He is a student in the Pre-College Division of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he studies guitar with Scott Cmiel. Reade was the top prize winner of multiple local competitions, as well as the third-place winner of the Senior Division of the Guitar Foundation of America’s 2021 International Youth Competition. He has performed in master classes for Marcin Dylla, Eliot Fisk, Judicaël Perroy, Meng Su, Ben Verdery, and Jason Vieaux, among others. Reade was also selected to participate in Maestro Manuel Barrueco’s “Pre-College Guitar Virtuosos” master class in 2020 and 2021. In addition to guitar, Reade studies composition with Robert Chastain and Matthew Cmiel. Reade was the first-place winner of SFCM’s 2021 Kris Getz Composition Competition, with a work for solo flute. Outside the Conservatory, Reade enjoys math, playing classical piano pieces with swing, and cultivating carnivorous plants.

Listen to Reade

Show 408
Round Midnight by C. Williams, Thelonius Monk and B. Hanighen, arranged by Roland Dyens