Tri-C Classical Piano Recital: Jon Kimura Parker
Sunday, April 2 at 2:00pm
Cleveland Museum of Art, Gartner Auditorium 11150 East Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44106
Known for his passionate artistry and engaging stage presence, pianist Jon Kimura Parker has performed as guest soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Wolfgang Sawallisch in Carnegie Hall, toured Europe with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Andre Previn, and shared the stage with Jessye Norman at Berlin’s Philharmonie. A true Canadian ambassador of music, Parker has given command performances for Queen Elizabeth II, the U.S. Supreme Court and the prime ministers of Canada and Japan. He is an officer of The Order of Canada, his country’s highest civilian honor.
He performs as a duo regularly with James Ehnes, Aloysia Friedmann, Lynn Harrell, Jamie Parker, Orli Shaham and Cho-Liang Lin. He performs regularly with the Miró Quartet, and is a founding member of the Montrose Trio with violinist Martin Beaver and cellist Clive Greensmith.
An unusually versatile artist, Parker has also jammed with Audra McDonald, Bobby McFerrin and Doc Severinsen. He is a professor of piano at The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University and has lectured at The Juilliard School, The Colburn School, The Steans Institute, New York University and Yale University. Parker is also artistic advisor of the Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival.
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