Ian Parker

 

Spokane Symphony

 

"... Parker does not merely perform the music, but inhabits it." [Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1]

 

THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW

 

Honolulu Symphony


"… Parker sailed through the [Gershwin Piano Concerto in F] as if he had written it. [He] exhibited a strong affinity for jazz idioms and excelled in Gershwin’s fast, light, syncopated passages. Particularly beautiful were his cadenzas and his interplay with the orchestra ...”

 

HONOLULU ADVERTISER

 

National Symphony Orchestra 


“Ian Parker, a technically assured and enthusiastic young Canadian pianist, was the soloist in Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue ... [he] offered a well-thought-out approach projected with extraordinarily cleanly etched textures.”

WASHINGTON POST

 


Buffalo Philharmonic 

 

“[Parker] brought out the sweeping romanticism of the [Schumann] concerto's first movement … His approach was immediately arresting …”

BUFFALO NEWS

 


Louisiana Philharmonic


“It was a show-stopping performance from Parker and the LPO …”

 

TIMES-PICAYUNE (New Orleans)
 

 

Edmonton Symphony Orchestra


“... [Rachmaninoff's] masterwork still holds power. Especially in the hands of Parker and the ESO ... [Ian Parker's] playing was precise and passionate, each note crystalline and clear."

 

EDMONTON JOURNAL

 

 

Windsor Symphony


“Ian Parker made deceptively easy work of the tricky passage of the third movement and the mixture of time signatures in the beautiful second movement [Ravel Piano Concerto in G]. He is a joy to listen to and watch.”

WINDSOR STAR