Parker Ramsay, Harp
Catch this rising star in his captivating program of twentieth-century music of Caplet, Britten, Hindemith, and a new work by Nico Muhly. Parker Ramsay has forged a career defying easy categorization. Equally at home on modern and period harps, he pursues his passions by tackling new and underperformed works, while bringing his instrument to new audiences.
His recording of Bachs Goldberg Variations was praised as remarkably special (Gramophone), nuanced and insightful (BBC Music Magazine), relentlessly beautiful (WQXR), and marked by a keen musical intelligence (Wall Street Journal). His last album, released in October 2022, features The Street, a new concert-length work for solo harp with text by Nico Muhly and Alice Goodman. In 2024, he will tour The Street with Mark Morris Dance Company.
Parker began harp studies with his mother, Carol McClure in Tennessee. He served as organ scholar at Kings College, Cambridge before pursuing graduate studies at Oberlin and Juilliard. In 2014, he was awarded First Prize at the Sweelinck International Organ Competition. He lives in New York City.
Divertissement à la française | André Caplet
Sonate für Harfe | Paul Hindemith
Suite for Harp, Op. 83 | Benjamin Britten
Rhapsodie | Marcel Grandjany
The Street | Nico Muhly and Alice Goodman
Concert Sponsor: Julie Aronson Dehnel
Atonement Lutheran Church (View)
1144 29th Avenue North
Saint Cloud, MN 56303
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