Brad Parker

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Canadian pianist, Brad Parker, has performed extensively as a soloist and collaborative pianist in Canada, the United States, France, Italy, and Haiti. Recent performances include recitals with Pedro Diaz (English Horn, Met Opera Orchestra), Gabriel Goni (flute, Costa Rica Symphony), Nancy Stagnitta (flute, Interlochen), multiple events in the Piccolo Spoleto Festival, Bloch’s Concerto Grosso with the Charleston Symphony, Beethoven’s Rondo for piano and orchestra with the Lyra Vivace Chamber Orchestra, as well as solo recitals at California State University and Charleston Southern University. An active promoter of new music, Brad has debuted several works for piano and various chamber ensembles at the Banff Chamber Music Festival, Musique Maintenant in Paris, as well as the Women in Music Festival at the Eastman School of Music. In 2000, he was awarded “Best Performance of a 20th Century Work” at the Chautauqua International Piano Competition. Dr. Parker is an Assistant Professor at the University of Lethbridge where he teaches piano and other music courses. He taught previously in South Carolina at Charleston Southern University and Erskine College. His passion for musical instruction led him to volunteer for several summers at the North Haiti Music Camp, on the campus of the Christian University of North Haiti. Brad completed a Masters and DMA in Piano Performance at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, with further graduate studies in France at the Paris Conservatory. Previously he studied at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada where he earned a Bachelor of Music with Distinction. His principal teachers include Rebecca Penneys, Dr. Heather Dawn Taves, and Jean Koerner.