The Grammy Award-winning Parker Quartet has rapidly distinguished itself as one of the preeminent ensembles of its generation. Its members include violinists Daniel Chong and Ken Hamao, violist Jessica Bodner, and cellist Kee-Hyun Kim, who graduated from Walnut Hill in 2001. Inspired performances and exceptional musicianship are hallmarks of the Quartet, having appeared at the world’s most illustrious venues since its founding in 2002.

The members of the Parker Quartet serve as Professors of the Practice and Blodgett Artists-in-Residence at Harvard University’s Department of Music. The group spends its summers on the faculty at the Banff Centre’s Evolution: Quartet program. Founded and currently based in Boston, the Parker Quartet’s numerous honors include winning the Concert Artists Guild Competition, the 2005 Bordeaux Competition, and Chamber Music America’s prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award.

We look forward to welcoming the Parker Quartet to Walnut Hill as Quartet-in-Residence for the 2023-24 school year. This Residency will include performances alone and alongside our students, workshops and coachings with our chamber ensembles, and a performance of new works by our student composers. 

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