Congratulations to 2022 Penny Turner Award Winner: Jade park!

Jade Park is a fourteen-year-old trumpet performer from Australia and has earned a LMusA Diploma with Distinction in Trumpet, Australian Music Examination Board in 2021. She is a full music scholarship student at St. Andrew’s Cathedral School in Sydney and a scholarship recipient at the Rising Star Program at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

In Australia, Jade has performed in multiple masterclasses and won numerous competitions. She has been a member of Australian Youth Orchestra and a finalist at Ku-ring-gai Philharmonic Orchestra Concerto Competitions in 2021 and 2022.

The past years have been full of exciting musical opportunities and accolades for Jade. She was awarded the first prize and Exceptional Young Talent Prize at the Grand Prize Virtuoso Competition and was invited to perform in Rome, Italy and Carnegie Hall, New York. She has been awarded ITG Conference Scholarships, as well as being a finalist at ITG Youth Competitions in Miami and San Antonio in the USA. In 2020, Jade was the ITG Young Artist Award winner.

A note from Ginger Turner:

“It was very exciting to award the Penny Turner Young Artist Award to Ms. Jade Park at the IWBC conference. She was only 14 when nominated by Carole D. Reinhart and had already received numerous awards in her home country of Australia. It is very hard to pick a winner for this award because there are so many good candidates. She had taken many lessons online with Carole D. Reinhart and then made the opportunity to travel to Austria to meet in person. I’m sure it was a thrill of a lifetime for both student and teacher. I’d like to thank Dillon Music for their sponsorship of this award, I’m sure my Mom is smiling down on Jade and we will continue to follow her career for years to come. Thanks to IWBC and the judge panel for their time and dedication.”