Anthony Parce has distinguished himself in exploring the versatility of today’s classic music world. He looks forward to bringing his energy to the North Carolina Symphony for the 2018-19 season. As an inaugural Community-Embedded Musician with the Houston Symphony, he taught extensively in area schools from pre-kindergarten through college, did therapeutic and palliative work in healthcare settings, organized diverse concerts in community and social centers, and curated several salon-style patron engagement experiences.
Parce has recently served as guest principal violist of the Amarillo Symphony and Ash Lawn Opera, toured with the San Francisco Symphony, and performed John Cage’s Water Walk for solo performer and bath tub for the Grammy Salute to Musical Legends. During his fellowship at the New World Symphony (NWS), Parce organized and produced innovative concert formats; lectured and performed on the early works and life of Arnold Schoenberg; produced a commemoration of Kristallnacht with testimony by Holocaust survivors; travelled 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 at NWS, 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 The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, studying with James Dunham, Roger Tapping and Karen Ritscher. Parce is a native of Seattle.