Age: 18 | Viola
18-year-old violist, Ashley Park, is in the Math and Science Academy of Palisades Park Jr./Sr. High School in New Jersey. She began her viola journey at the age of 12. Ashley studies under the tutelage of Elizabeth Chang at the Pre-College Division of The Juilliard School. Before learning the viola, Ashley had played the piano for almost 10 years. While studying the piano she has won first prize in the New York International Music Competition. Ashley has performed with the Union City Philharmonic from winning the Hudson Concerto Competition. A couple of viola awards Ashley has won include Manhattan International Music Competition 1st prize and IMM Concorso in Italy 1st prize. Recently, Ashley received a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from Congresswoman Grace Meng. She was also a finalist as the only group picked in New Jersey and winner of the Chamber Music Society. Ashley has also performed in a master class for Kerri Ryan, assistant principal violist of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Ashley has also attended Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival for three years prior to participating in the National Youth Orchestra – United States of America in the summer of 2021. In her spare time, Ashley is part of the volleyball team at school.