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Dennis Parker -
Teacher Dennis Parker

United States


Cellist type:

Performing fields:
solo, chamber

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Dennis Parker (Professor of Cello and Coordinator of String Chamber Music). Inspired by a variety of musical activity, Dennis Parker appears frequently as soloist, recitalist, collaborator and guest professor at numerous universities and festivals. Parker has been on the LSU faculty since 1988. He was principal cellist of the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra from 1988 to 1998. Parker is a former member of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and served as Principal Cellist of the Porto Alegre Symphony Orchestra in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Mr. Parker received his early training with Channing Robbins of the Juilliard School in New York City. He later was a pupil of Janos Starker at Indiana University (BM; Performers Certificates 1982) and Aldo Parisot at Yale (MM 1986) where he served as Mr. Parisot's teaching assistant. In recent years, Parker has researched, performed and recorded works of composers who perished in the Holocaust. He is always involved with the expansion of the existing cello repertoire, and has many transcribed many works for his instrument. He is presently working on a first recording of David Popper's Studies for Cello, as well as recordings of a selection of his sonata transcriptions. During the past two seasons, Parker has been guest professor at universities in Santiago, Chile, Mexico City, San Jose, Costa Rica, Istanbul and Izmir, Turkey. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana with his wife, Jacqueline, a writer and painter and their two children, Roland and Zoe.

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This cellist was posted by Johann Paetsch and last edited on 10 May 2004 at 9:34:06 AM.