No stranger to Kay Meek Centre in West Vancouver, renowned concert pianist Ian Parker is both an occasional performer at the venue and a recent addition to their board of directors. Kim Mailey and Victoria Rogers have both had the pleasure of meeting Ian Parker several times, and as Season Sponsor through Mailey Rogers Group, they are thrilled to see an amazing talent offer his time and energy to the organization.
Ian’s contributions are also welcomed by the KMC community and staff, including Executive Director Rob Gloor. “Ian is a true performer,” Gloor shares. “To start with, he is an exceptional pianist. But on top of that, he understands the audience and knows how to connect with them during a performance.” On his recent appointment to the board, Gloor adds, “He contributes as someone who is passionate about building audiences and support for Kay Meek Centre, and as a musician whose expertise informs the artistic side of the organization as well.”
Ian Parker was born in Vancouver, but his talent is known around the world with a long list of accolades to his name. Ian started playing the piano at age three and has never stopped. He’s performed with philharmonic orchestras and symphonies around the world, including Toronto, Calgary, San Francisco, Cincinnati, Honolulu and Washington, DC. You might say that piano is in Ian’s blood – his father, Edward Parker, is a talented pianist who served as Ian’s first music teacher.
Ian will be playing at two separate KMC events in the near future: Sunday Serenade on October 29 and Parker + Parker on January 14, 2018. The former is an afternoon show alongside Joseph Elworthy on cello and Chee-Yun on violin, and the latter is a piano duo with Jon Kimura Parker. We are sure that both will be exceptional performances, and look forward to seeing Parker’s talent shine live!
Please visit our Facebook, Twitter and/or LinkedIn pages to enter for your chance to win four ‘best in house’ tickets to Sunday Serenade on October 29th. Mailey Rogers Group is pleased to share these tickets with any clients or North Shore community members who wish to attend – all you need to do is like or share the contest post on your own social media accounts. Each like or share counts as one entry in the draw! Good luck to all who enter.
In the meantime, please enjoy this video of Ian Parker performing live in Mexico – what a show!