Jon Kimura Parker, referred to as “Jackie” to his close friends, is a pianist who’s not only thinking about an array of music, but also truly enjoys building music. It might even be stated that he actually knows how exactly to perform: he offers performed putting on a Celebrity Trek: ANOTHER Generation outfit, and he offers slipped the theme towards the Simpsons right into a cadenza. Parker grew up in Vancouver, where he and his sibling, pianist Jamie Parker, analyzed using their uncle Edward J. Parker. Parker also analyzed in the Victoria Conservatory of Music, the Banff Center for the Arts, the Vancouver Academy of Music, as well as the University or college of English Columbia. Then went on to utilize Adele Marcus at Juilliard. Even while a pianist, Parker admits admiring a variety of music and pianists, such as for example Arthur Rubinstein, Elton John, and his idol, Oscar Peterson. He’ll sometimes make use of Peterson’s music for encores at recitals. In 1984, Parker received the Leeds International Piano Competition, efficiently launching a profession like a soloist which has used him all over the world, carrying out repertoire which range from Mozart to Bartók compared to that of modern composers. He followed an AmeriCares humanitarian alleviation objective to Bosnia in 1995, where he as well as the Sarajevo Philharmonic performed a fresh Year’s Eve concert inside a hall without heat. His shows are as much noted for his or her energy and excitement because they are for his vibrant tone and specialized abilities. Besides his single work, Parker simply normally performs chamber music and music for multiple pianos. He’s an associate of “Piano Six,” several Canadian pianists (others are: Janina Fialkowska, Angela Hewitt, Angela Cheng, Marc-André Hamelin, and André Laplante) who consider music towards the remotest regions of the country, executing and teaching jointly and separately for those who don’t obtain to listen to live music as much as those surviving in cities. Parker also makes many festival appearances each year, like the Orcas Isle Chamber Music Celebration, from the Pacific coastline, where his wife — violinist Aloysia Friedmann — is certainly artistic movie director. Parker shows at Rice School in Houston, TX, when he isn’t vacationing around, writing a Beethoven concerto or a tune by Alanis Morissette or the X-Files theme with an unsuspecting market.