B.M., M.M. (1981), D.M.A. (1989) Juilliard School of Music
1117 Alice Pratt Brown Hall
Jon Kimura Parker has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra in Carnegie Hall, the Chicago Symphony at Ravinia, and the Deutsche Symphonie in the Philharmonie Berlin. He has given recitals in London, New York, Chicago, Munich, Budapest, Sydney, Hong Kong, and Tokyo, and has performed with the Cleveland and Tokyo Quartets, Joshua Bell, Cho-Liang Lin, and Pinchas Zukerman. A versatile performer, Mr. Parker has also jammed with Doc Severinsen. In 1995 he was seen on CNN performing in war-torn Sarajevo. Gold Medal winner at the 1984 Leeds International Piano Competition, Jon Kimura Parker was also awarded his country's highest honor, the Order of Canada, in 1999. Jon Kimura Parker is Professor of Piano at The Shepherd School of Music.
A committed educator, he has given master classes at the Steans Institute, the Banff Centre, the Brevard Festival, Caramoor's Rising Stars, and The Juilliard School. He also hosts the television series "WholeNotes" about classical music, and performs and lectures in remote regions of Canada as a founding member of "Piano Six." He has recorded the Barber Piano Concerto for Telarc and currently records for gmn.com. Jon Kimura Parker studied with Edward Parker, Keiko Parker, Marek Jablonski, Robin Wood, Lee Kum-Sing, and Adele Marcus, under whom he received his doctorate at The Juilliard School in 1988.