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Marshall had two recommendations: learn classical technique in order to establish firm technical skills, and study the recordings of Segovia. He also studied musical interpretation with cellist Gregor Piatigorsky. His college education was at the University of Southern California. Since the school had no guitar faculty, Parkening studied cello, first with Gabor Rajto , then with Piatigorsky. At the end of his sophomore year the music department asked him to start teaching guitar, thus beginning the guitar studies program at USC.

At the same time he began playing professionally, launching a rising career that would cause Segovia to proclaim that "Christopher Parkening is a great artist -- he is one of the most brilliant guitarists in the world. In addition to his touring and teaching, he authored two volumes of The Christopher Parkening Guitar Method, as well as transcriptions of works by composers such as Debussy , Ravel , Bach , and Dowland. In accordance with his plan, in he bought a ranch in Montana and announced his retirement.

Aside from a small amount of teaching at the University of Montana, he had nothing to do with music; he even quit regular practicing. After four years he found himself restless and unfulfilled.

Parkening realized that his discontent was due to the selfishness of his original goal, and the subsequent aimlessness of his life. He found the Biblical verse Corinthians "Whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God" and recalled J. He sold his Montana ranch, despite warnings that it would be difficult to re-establish his career.

Parkening has since performed around the world, including Carnegie Hall and the White House. He has recorded over 20 albums, and earned two Grammy nominations in the category of Best Classical Recording. He continues to appear with all the major orchestras of the United States while maintaining an active recital career.

Parkening has received commendations honoring his dedication and artistry including an Honorary Doctorate of Music from Montana State University and the Outstanding Alumnus Award from the University of Southern California.

Parkening was also given the acclaimed American Academy of Achievement Award for his excellence in music. Read More.

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Christopher Parkening

Marshall had two recommendations: learn classical technique in order to establish firm technical skills, and study the recordings of Segovia. He also studied musical interpretation with cellist Gregor Piatigorsky. His college education was at the University of Southern California. Since the school had no guitar faculty, Parkening studied cello, first with Gabor Rajto , then with Piatigorsky. At the end of his sophomore year the music department asked him to start teaching guitar, thus beginning the guitar studies program at USC. At the same time he began playing professionally, launching a rising career that would cause Segovia to proclaim that "Christopher Parkening is a great artist -- he is one of the most brilliant guitarists in the world. In addition to his touring and teaching, he authored two volumes of The Christopher Parkening Guitar Method, as well as transcriptions of works by composers such as Debussy , Ravel , Bach , and Dowland.

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Though Technically Retired from Performing, Christopher Parkening Continues to Shape the Classical-Guitar World by Mark Small Christopher Parkening catapulted to prominence in the late s and became an icon to countless American guitarists across the stylistic spectrum. I vividly recall my impression upon first hearing the Parkening Plays Bach album in Growing up in Los Angeles, Parkening began playing guitar at On the advice of his uncle, studio guitarist Jack Marshall, his parents bought him a classical guitar and recordings by Segovia. He started taking lessons with Celedonio Romero. He woke young Christopher at 5am daily to practice before school and coached him rigorously on perfecting his pieces.

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