PIANO – Level 4
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 solo recitals in Canada and the United States, concertos with the Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra, Charleston Symphony and Lyra Vivace Chamber Orchestra, and collaborative concerts with the Musaeus String Quartet and piano quartet FOURtitude. 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. 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, and his passion for musical instruction led him to volunteer for several summers at the North Haiti Music Camp. He also co-directs a summer piano program called the Lethbridge Piano Intensive in early July, which has both in-person and online options for students of all ages (including adults!). 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 where he earned a Bachelor of Music with Distinction. His principal teachers include Rebecca Penneys, Dr. Heather Dawn Taves, and Jean Koerner.