Masterclass with Jon Kimura Parker
2023 Junior Festival
Date: June 16, 2023 10:00 am CDT
Venue: O'Donnell Recital Hall at SMU
Free to attend. No ticket required.
Four Cliburn Junior artists will play for Jon Kimura Parker, pianist and keyboard chair at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University.
About Jon Kimura Parker
Jon Kimura Parker is known for his charisma, infectious enthusiasm, and dynamic performances. He is creative partner for the Minnesota Orchestra’s Summer at Orchestra Hall, artistic director of the Honens International Piano Competition, artistic advisor for the Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival, and keyboard chair at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University.
In addition to concerto engagements with the world’s leading orchestras, he has performed with Stewart Copeland—legendary drummer of The Police—and collaborated with Bobby McFerrin, Doc Severinsen, Audra McDonald, Pablo Zeigler, and Sanjaya Malakar. Mr. Parker’s YouTube channel features his Concerto Chat videos, his Whole Note series is available on Amazon Prime, and he is a tonebase video artist.
Winner of the gold medal at the 1984 Leeds International Piano Competition, he was appointed to the Order of Canada and received honorary doctorates from the University of British Columbia and the Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto.
O’Donnell Recital Hall–Owen Arts Center Second Floor
6101 Bishop Blvd, Dallas, TX 75205