Music at Noon

Award-winning young pianist Parker Van Ostrand


Parker Van Ostrand began studying piano at the age of four. He performed at Carnegie Hall three times and has performed in numerous recitals throughout the United States, Singapore, and Japan. 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. During the summer of 2018 he was invited to tour with the California Youth Symphony with performances in the Baltic and Scandinavian countries, performing the Gershwin Concerto in F. In the summer of 2019, he attended the Frost Chopin Piano Festival and Academy in Miami, and the Philadelphia Young Pianists’ Academy, where 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. Parker will participate in the International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw in 2021.

Besides playing the piano, Parker runs cross country and track and field for his high school team. One of his goals is to run a marathon someday.

He is currently a senior at C.K. McClatchy High School in Sacramento.



Bach Prelude and Fugue in F minor BWV 857

Liszt Transcendental Etude No. 11 in D-flat Major “Harmonies du Soir”

Chopin Mazurkas Op. 59

No. 1 in A minor

No. 2 in A-flat Major

No. 3 in F-sharp minor

Liszt Mephisto Waltz No. 1 S.514

Gluck/Sgambati “Mélodie” from Orfeo ed Euridice

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