Charles Parker was invited to join the School Orchestra of America for it’s European tour when he was 15, cementing his involvement with the violin and music.
He has studied with some of the finest teachers, including Ivan Galamian, Paul Zukofsky and Helen Kwalwasser. He himself is a teacher at Temple University and Haverford and Bryn Mawr Colleges.
He has been coordinator of chamber music for Temple’s “Center for Gifted Young Musicians” since it’s inception and received the 2011 “Inspiration Award”. A member of the Opera Company of Phila, he also performs regularly with the Pennsylvania Ballet, Orchestra 2001 and other Philadelphia organizations.
He was the Artistic Director and violinist of the Davidsbund Chamber Players for 25 years, has toured internationally with The New York Chamber Soloists, and was a member of the Vermont Mozart Festival.