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Christopher  
Parkening 

 

 

 

Christopher Parkening has retired from the concert stage.  For information on bookings for master classes and lectures, please contact Mr. Parkening's manager, David Thomas at ACM 360 Artists by email, or by phone (479) 973-4500.

Concert Reviews: 

“Parkening confirmed his stature as the leading guitar virtuoso of our day, combining profound musical insight with complete technical mastery of his instrument.” 
The Washington Post

“The shadow cast by Andrés Segovia is long, but the mantle of the Spanish master has always rested easily upon the shoulders--or fingers--of classical guitarist Christopher Parkening.” 
Chicago Tribune

“His musical instincts remain as sound as his ability to communicate forcefully to a large audience on one of the most intimate of solo instruments.” 
San Francisco Chronicle

“No one exceeds him in sheer mastery of the guitar . . .”
The Boston Globe

“Andrés Segovia protege Christopher Parkening might be considered the great American classical guitar exponent by now, having graced concert stages for a quarter century.” 
Los Angeles Times

“No guitarist is more qualified than Parkening to give such a [Segovia] celebration. A student and friend of Segovia's, he selected the program with a deep awareness of the master's art and played it with a sense of style, a variety of tonal colors and a self-possessed technique that called Segovia himself to mind.” 
The Washington Post

 
"He was a brilliant student. He absorbed quickly the advice that I gave to him, becoming soon a young master such as he is now in concert and in teaching." Andrés Segovia

Mr. Parkening teaches classical guitar at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. For student application information, click here.

Saturday, September 28, 2013, 2:00 - 6:00 p.m., Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA
Public master class open to performing students by audition. There is no charge to audit this class. Click here for more information.

Saturday, February 15, 2014, 2:00 - 6:00 p.m., Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA
Public master class open to performing students by audition. There is no charge to audit this class. Click here for more information.


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Email: Please direct any questions to Mr. Parkening’s secretary, Sharon

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  Academy of 
St. Martin in  
the Fields, 1993
Grace Community
Church
(home church)
 1995  Hollywood Bowl
2002