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Ramsay, Parker (harp)
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Parker Ramsay (harp)

Parker Ramsay’s artistry is distinguished by its breadth and depth, and by taking the harp in new directions. Equally at home on modern and period instruments, Parker splits his time between pursuing historical performance and working with composers to push the technical limits of the modern pedal harp.

At the age of seventeen, Parker was awarded the Organ Scholarship at King’s College, Cambridge where he served under the direction of Stephen Cleobury. His tenure with the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge included performing for the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols in 2012, as well as six international tours and four recordings.

Winner of the 2014 Sweelinck Competition in Amsterdam, he went on to pursue graduate studies at Oberlin Conservatory and the Juilliard School. He is co-director of A Golden Wire and works regularly with Apollo’s Fire, the Academy of Sacred Drama, the Shanghai Camerata, and a number of other period ensembles in the United States.

Dedicated to commissioning new works for the harp, he has premiered solos by Saad Haddad, David Fulmer, Michael Seltenreich, Tom Morrison, and Josh Levine. He has performed at the Concertgebouw, the Royal Albert Hall, the Musée d’Orsay, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Verizon Hall (Philadelphia), the National Center for the Performing Arts (Beijing), and the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts (Seoul).

Parker holds a bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Cambridge and a master’s degree and artist diploma in historical keyboards from Oberlin Conservatory. He also holds a master’s degree in harp performance from the Juilliard School, where he studied with Nancy Allen, principal harpist of the New York Philharmonic. His prior teachers include Isabelle Perrin, Sivan Magen, and Skaila Kanga. In addition to his work as a performer, he works as a staff writer for VAN Magazine and maintains his blog, Harping On: Thoughts from a Recovering Organist. He lives in New York City.


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