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Master Class: Jon Kimura Parker, piano

Saturday, April 07, 2018,
  • Location: Blair School of Music • 2400 Blakemore Ave • Nashville, TN 37212
  • Room: Classroom 2190

Saturday, April 7

1:45 p.m.

Classroom 2190

Jon Kimura Parker, piano

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. Mr. 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.As a member of the outreach project Piano Plus, Mr. Parker toured remote areas including the Canadian Arctic, performing classical music and rock’n’roll on everything from upright pianos to electronic keyboards. A committed educator, Jon Kimura Parker is Professor of Piano at The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University in Houston,Texas. 

Participation is limited to Blair students by audition, but the public is welcome to attend and observe.   

This event is free and open to the public. Parking for this event is available for free in West Garage (2500 Children's Way) through the Children's Way entrance