Biography


Kimon Parry is a young freelance orchestral, chamber and solo musician of considerable promise.

He has played in renowned orchestras and ensembles including the BBC Philharmonic, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, London Chamber Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Ballet Sinfonia, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the London Sinfonietta at prestigious venues. In 2013 he was a member of the Southbank Sinfonia, and he is performing with them in the National Theatre's critically acclaimed production of Amadeus.

As a soloist he toured the country giving a large number of performances sponsored by the Countess of Munster Trust. In 2012 he was a finalist in the wind/percussion section of the Royal Over-Seas League's annual music competition and in the same year was awarded Recommended Artist status under Making Music's Philip & Dorothy Green Award scheme. In late 2011 he won the Clarinet & Saxophone Society (CASS)'s clarinet soloist competition.

A keen chamber musician, Kimon is currently giving recitals with the Ellis Ensemble. Previously up until late 2012 Kimon was a founder member of the Davis Clarinet Quartet, which as "Live Music Now" artists saw them playing in care homes and for children in special schools. In addition he has guested in much lauded performances with the Jubilee String Quartet and the Ellipsis Wind Quintet.

In 2011 he completed his postgraduate studies with Distinction at the Royal Academy of Music under the tutelage of Mark Van de Weil, with financial support from the Countess of Munster Trust, Ann Driver Trust and Picker Award.

Prior to that, Kimon was a Foundation Scholar at the Royal College of Music studying under Richard Hosford. Before graduating with a First Class Honours, Kimon won the Edward and Helen Hague Senior Woodwind Prize.

In his youth, Kimon was a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and a pupil at the Royal Academy of Music's Junior Academy studying with Elizabeth Drew.