Tony Park, Clarinetist
Tony Park is a highly sought-after clarinetist based in Queens, NY. Mr. Park has played extensively with ensemble mise-en, Le Petit Pépinot, Center for Contemporary Opera, Okanagan Symphony Orchestra, Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra, Mountain View International Festival of Song and Chamber Music, and the New York Wind Orchestra. Other collaborations include work with: Jonathan Crow, Joseph Johnson, Rudolf Jensen, Christie Reside, Charles Neidich, Henrik Denerin, JD Parran, Michael Mossman, GADADU, Oh Sangho Nonet, Bunky Green, and Paul Cohen. Mr. Park holds Master of Music from McGill University where he studied with Dr. Simon Aldrich under full scholarship, and an Artist Diploma from CUNY Queens College where he further-honed his craft with the legendary soloist, Charles Neidich. Mr. Park's other important mentors include: Stan Climie, Peggy Mezei, Guy Yehuda, Ayako Oshima, Hana Kim, Michael Breaux, Michael Bovenzi, Michael Mossman, Normand Forget, and Ilya Poletaev.
As an avid Sondheim fan, Mr. Park is proud to have been a part of the longest running Sweeney Todd (Sweeney Todd NYC, Off-broadway) production in history. These days Mr. Park is playing on the critically-acclaimed Off-broadway, entirely Yiddish production of the Fiddler On the Roof (Fidler Afn Dakh). Mr. Park is thrilled to be joining the production of Di Kishefmakherin (The Sorceress) at the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene in November, 2019.
Aside from performing music, Mr. Park is a highly active educator and maintains a reputable teaching studio in Queens and Long Island. Mr. Park has recently served at the Aaron Copland School of Music (CUNY Queens College) as the Adjunct Clarinet Lecturer.
Embraking on a journey that stems from a long-time passion/ obsession, in August, 2019, Mr. Park joined O.Dibella Music Inc., one of the oldest family-owned businesses around, as apprentice repair technician to Dan Sagi. Mr. Park is also indebted to the famous repair technician, Melanie Wong (RDG, Buffet Crampon), with whom he studied a small but crucial amount of clarinet repair.