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Ramsay, Parker (harp)
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Parker Ramsay (harp)

Harpist Parker Ramsay has crafted a career that defies easy categorisation. Equally at home on modern and period harps, Parker is dedicated to invigorating the existing canon while delving into new and underperformed works. His 2020 recording of his transcription of Bach’s Goldberg Variations for the King’s College, Cambridge label was praised as 'remarkably special' (Gramophone), 'nuanced and insightful' (BBC Music Magazine), 'relentlessly beautiful' (WQXR), 'marked by keen musical intelligence' (The Wall Street Journal) and 'a resounding success' (The Independent). He is co-director of period instrument ensemble A Golden Wire and has appeared with the Shanghai Camerata, the Academy of Sacred Drama, Ruckus, Teatro Nuovo and Apollo’s Fire.

In 2021, he made his Washington D.C. debut at the Phillips Collection, premiering Omolu, a new solo work by Marcos Balter (commissioned by the Miller Theater at Columbia University), and his Lincoln Center debut at Alice Tully Hall, performing Mozart’s Double Concerto alongside flautist Emi Ferguson and the American Classical Orchestra. In 2022, he gave the world premiere of The Street at King’s College, Cambridge and the US premiere in his debut appearance at the Spoleto Festival USA. Upcoming collaborations include a residency at IRCAM with composer Josh Levine, and a new chamber concerto by Jared Miller commissioned by the Canada Council for the Arts. He is also preparing solo commissions by Sarah Kirkland Snider, Matthew Ricketts, Alyssa Weinberg, Tom Morrison, Saad Haddad, Aida Shirazi and inti figgis-vizueta.

A native of Nashville, Tennessee, Parker began harp studies with his mother at a young age before moving to the UK at age 16. He served as Organ Scholar at King’s, where he read history, before pursuing graduate studies in historical keyboards at Oberlin Conservatory and harp at The Juilliard School. He lives in New York.


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