Jon Kimura Parker
|Jon Kimura Parker|
December 25, 1959 |
He appeared with the Vancouver Youth Orchestra when he was five. He began his musical education at the Vancouver Academy of Music and The University of British Columbia 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. Parker received the National Arts Centre Award in 1996, a companion award of the Governor General's Performing Arts Awards. He was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1999.
He has performed worldwide.
He is currently Professor of Piano at The Shepherd School of Music, Rice University in Houston, Texas, and as of 2015, is part of the group "Off the Score", with Stewart Copeland, Yoon Kwon, Marlon Martinez and Judd Miller.
- Bio for Jon Kimura Parker from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
- "Pianist Parker to play with symphony", Houston Chronicle, April 12, 2012
- "Jon Kimura Parker", Glasgow Herald, August 27, 1985
- "Jon Kimura Parker biography". Governor General's Performing Arts Awards Foundation. Retrieved 3 February 2015.
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