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Upcoming Concert

SO Season Finale Concert

Jun. 2, 2024 @ 2:30 PM
San Mateo Performing Arts Center

Parker Van Ostrand

Young Artist Competition Winner

Parker Van Ostrand began studying piano at the age of four. As a competition winner, he performed with the Merced Symphony, the Central Valley Youth Symphony, the California Youth Symphony, the Auburn Symphony, and the Frost Symphony Orchestra, and was invited to perform with the Symphony Parnassus in 2017 and the Camellia Symphony in 2019. In 2017, he won the MTAC Concerto State Finals Competition and in 2018, the Mondavi Center National Young Artists Competition. In the summer of 2018, he performed the Gershwin Concerto in F with the California Youth Symphony in Latvia, Estonia, and Finland, and in the summer of 2019 he won first place and the Best Concerto Prize in the Philadelphia International Piano Competition. In February 2020, he participated in the 10th National Chopin Piano Competition, where he received 3rd place along with the Best Sonata Prize. He was also a 2021 National YoungArts Finalist in Classical Music and received first prize in the 2020 National Steinway Piano Competition, Second Prize in the 2021 Canada International Piano Competition, and recently selected as a 2021 Presidential Scholar in the Arts. He is a student at Stanford University and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, studying with Garrick Ohlsson and Jon Nakamatsu. He previously studied with Linda Nakagawa, Natsuki Fukasawa, and Sarah Chan. 

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