Anthony Parce, Viola
Anthony Parce has distinguished himself as a violist eager to explore the vivacity of today’s classic music world. As a Community-Embedded Musician he has taught extensively in area schools from pre-k through college, worked in healthcare and community settings, organized several music and flavor pairing concerts, and performed regularly in the Houston Symphony. In addition to his work in Houston, Parce has recently served as guest principal violist of the Amarillo Symphony and Ashlawn opera, and performed John Cage’s Water Walk for solo performer and bath tub for the GRAMMYs Salute to Musical Legends. During his fellowship at the New World Symphony, Parce organized and produced three interactive concert formats, lectured and performed on the early works and life of Arnold Schoenberg, produced a commemoration of Kristallnacht with narration by Holocaust survivors, traveled many times to Medellín, Colombia, to teach through the SaludArte Foundation, and helped curate the virtual library (Musiaic). In addition to being a regular principal of the Symphony, Parce performed chamber music with Christian Tetzlaff, Jessye Norman, and Anne Marie McDermott. Parce has attended the Verbier, Schleswig-Holstein, Tanglewood, Artosphere, and Britten-Piers summer festivals, as well as the National Orchestral Institute, Domaine Forget and the Music Academy of the West. He holds degrees from the New England Conservatory and Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, studying with James Dunham, Roger Tapping and Karen Ritscher. Parce is a native of Seattle, Wa.