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by claudia . April 8th, 2014

This looks like it’s going to be a fantastic concert… In line with Nick Parnell’s philopsophy of making music available to all to enjoy, this concert will bring many classical music favourites to life on the vibes.

The concert will be on May 15 at 7pm at Angel Place. For more information on the concert visit the City Recital Hall page,  or check out Nick’s site here.

 

Over the years, Parnell has shared the stage with a number of inspirational artists, the likes of concert pianists David Helfgott (as immortalised in the biopic Shine) and Michael Kieran Harvey (1993 Ivo Pogorelic Piano Competition joint winner), shakuhachi grand master Riley Lee (TaikOz), didgeridoo virtuoso Mark Atkins (Led Zepplin/Philip Glass) and marimba soloist Bogdan Bacanu (Austria). He has worked also with a roll call of distinguished orchestral conductors including Gunther Schuller, Lorraine Vaillancourt and Olari Elts.

A renegade on many fronts who actively embraces the crossover between different music genres, Parnell was featured soloist in the ASO’s 2006 Edge series where he performed orchestral versions of rock songs. He has given numerous performances for ABC Classic FM’s National Sunday Live programs and made Australian premieres of new compositions including Estonian composer Erkki-Sven Tüür’s percussion concerto, Magma. Parnell attracted world-wide attention in 2008 by recording one of the world’s first solo classical vibraphone albums, Classical Vibes, for ABC Classics in Australia, which followed his debut album, Generally Spoken It’s Nothing but Rhythm.

 

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