About Park…

Swiss American harpist Park Stickney is constantly in motion, giving concerts from Adelaide to Zaragoza.

Some highlights:

-2011 Solo jazz concert at the Berlin Philharmoniker lunch series (+1000 people)
-2016 Sold-out solo jazz concert at Shanghai Sennheiser Hall (1,200 people) 
-2017 European premiere of Lee Bracegirdle’s “Legends of the Old Castle” with the Baden Baden Philharmonie. 
-2020 Premiered his solo improvised version of the 9 Beethoven Symphonies at the Folle Journée de Nantes

Stickney was the subject of a film in 2018 by “Plans Fixes” a Swiss series which aims to document the French-speaking part of the country through the eyes of regional personalities.  He’s appeared on the French television program “La Boîte à Musique,” performed at the White House and on the QE2. He has recorded with the “Crash Test Dummies,” James Carter, Carly Simon, Ian McDonald, Jonathan Coulton, played with young oud students in the West Bank, given concerts in a mine in South-Tyrol, in a thermal bath in Switzerland, at the White House (twice), in Sri Lanka, in Hong Kong, in Moscow, Madras, Moldavia… He’s played Broadway pits in NY, toured with The Fantasticks in Japan, and regularly plays on page 97 of Patricia Cornwell’s novel From Potter’s Field.

In addition, Park teaches at the Royal Academy of Music, London, the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Lyon, France, and the Milan Conservatory, and has given masterclasses and workshops at harp festival everywhere. He graduated from the Juilliard School, and in 2021 completed a PhD exploring extreme harp pedaling (Trinity Laban Conservatory, London).

Park is also an enthusiastic and spectacularly absent Swiss volunteer fireman.