“Parrish is one of this new, exciting generation of singers who ignore the distinction between pop and classical. He is a connoisseur of song who can spin vocal gold… with singular smoothness and style.”
— Seen and Heard International

“Baltimore native bass-baritone Joseph Parrish is the epitome of the modern musician, critically acclaimed for his rich, warm voice and impeccable technique” (WETA). Hailed for his versatility, Joseph is equally adept on the operatic, concert, and recital stage–and across classical, gospel, pop, and American songbook. The 26-year-old has been called “fast-rising” by The Washington Post, with a concert career that has already included an artist apprenticeship at the Santa Fe Opera; performances at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Madison Square Garden, and Kennedy Center; on New York’s famed Death of Classical crypt series; and with Festival Napa Valley and City Lyric Opera, among others.

Passionate about giving back to the various communities that have nurtured him, Joseph was an inaugural cohort member of the Denyce Graves Foundation’s flagship Shared Voices, a program designed to address diversity, equity, and inclusion through collaboration between Historically Black Colleges and Universities, top conservatories, and schools of music in the United States.

This rising star makes his Cliburn Concerts debut in October.


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Seating will open 1 hour prior to concert time.

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