Jon Kimura Parker

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Jon Kimura Parker
Born (1959-12-25) December 25, 1959 (age 55)
Vancouver, Canada
Genres Classical
Occupation(s) Pianist
Instruments Piano

Jon Kimura Parker, OC (born 25 December 1959) is a Canadian pianist.[1]


"Jackie" was born in Vancouver, Canada, the son of Keiko Parker and the nephew of Edward Parker. His brother James Parker and cousin Ian Parker are also pianists.[2]

He appeared with the Vancouver Youth Orchestra when he was five. He began his musical education at the Vancouver Academy of Music and later studied at The Juilliard School under Adele Marcus.


He is the recipient of many international awards, and has won famous international competitions, including the prestigious Leeds International Pianoforte Competition in 1984 at the age of 24.[3] He was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1999.

He has performed worldwide.

Parker has recorded works by Chopin, Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev. His recordings appear on CBC Records and the Telarc labels, among others.

He is currently Professor of Piano at The Shepherd School of Music, Rice University in Houston, Texas.


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