Ian Parker, piano – Saturday October 29, 2016

Pianist Ian ParkerIan Parker
Saturday October 29, 2016 7:30 pm

Magnetic, easy-going and delightfully articulate, Canadian pianist Ian Parker captivates audiences wherever he goes. Born in Vancouver to a family of pianists, Ian Parker began his piano studies at age three with his father, Edward Parker. He holds both Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from The Juilliard School, where he was a student of Yoheved Kaplinsky. He was First Prize winner at the 2001 CBC National Radio Competition, won the Grand Prize at the Canadian National Music Festival, the Corpus Christie International Competition and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra Competition. While studying at The Juilliard School, he received the 2002 William Petschek Piano Debut Award and, on two occasions, was the winner of the Gina Bachauer Piano Scholarship Competition.

Heard regularly on CBC Radio, he has also appeared as soloist with major orchestras internationally, including the Cleveland Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony, National Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Minas Gerais Philharmonic Orchestra, Honolulu Symphony, as well as every major Canadian Orchestra. He has recorded the works of Ravel, Stravinsky and Gershwin with the London Symphony Orchestra (2010) as well as an all-Fantasie CD entitled Moonlight Fantasies (2011).

Ian Parker returns to Vernon for the exciting début of NOCCA’s new Steinway piano. He will display the dazzling range of his artistry (and of our new piano) in this insightful and passionate performance. www.ianparker.ca

Ian will be joined by the young and talented Jaeden Izik-Dzurko for the final piece of the concert. Jaeden is from Salmon Arm, BC and began playing piano at age five. He is currently studying with both Ian Parker and Dr. Corey Hamm in Vancouver.

This concert is our annual “gala event” where those who feel so inclined are invited to dress “to the nines”.

Concert Program:

Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) Variations in F minor (un piccolo divertimento) Hob.XVII:6
Franz Liszt (1811-1886) Schubert Song Transcriptions for Solo Piano s.558:
Gretchen am Spinnrade
Auf dem Wasser zu Singen
Ludwig van Beethoven (1811-1886) Piano Sonata No. 12 in A Flat Major, Op. 26
George Gershwin (1898-1937) Three Preludes
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) Variations and Fugue on a theme by Handel, Op 24
Witold Lutoslawski (1913-1994) Variations on a Theme By Paganini for 2 pianos, with Jaeden Izik-Dzurko

Adults – $40  Under 18 – $20
Students on the 8to12 program – $5

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3800-34th Street, Vernon
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