CROSS-POLLINATION CIX - TUES AUG 29TH - 7:30-10 PM
PARKER STRING QUARTET
WYNN WALENT

Hailed by The Washington Post as "a quartet that propels the music irresistibly but with extraordinary grace and flexibility," the Parker String Quartet has quickly established itself as a dynamic young chamber ensemble since its founding in May of 2002. In March 2005, the quartet was chosen as a winner of the Concert Artists Guild International Competition in New York, where the group was also awarded numerous performance prize engagements across North America. Only three months later, the group was awarded First Prize, a recording prize and the Mozart Prize at the 2005 Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition in France, along with over twenty performance prize engagements throughout Europe during the coming seasons.

Known for his passionate performances, Wynn Walent’s music exudes a quiet confidence and a simple sincerity. Wynn's songs are melodic and heartfelt and he delivers them with an urgency and purity that is captivating and endearing. Fueled by an early love of timeless acts such as Paul Simon and the Beatles, Wynn was always singing songs, and began playing clubs and coffee shops throughout his hometown of Richmond, Virginia at the age of 14. 2004 saw a move to NYC, where he quickly planted roots at prominent Brooklyn and Lower East Side venues such as Galagpagos Art Space, The Living Room, Rockwood Music Hall and Pianos. Here, he has developed a local fanbase who enjoy his brand of melodic and sincere songwriting.

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CROSS-POLLINATION CIX ::: Tuesday, AUG 29TH
7:30 - Doors Open
8:00 - PARKER STRING QUARTET | concertartists.org/parker_bio.htm
8:45 - WYNN WALENT | www.wynnwalent.com | myspace.com/wynnwalent
9:30 - Cross-Pollination set ft PARKER STRING QUARTET & WYNN WALENT!!
10:00 - Guitar Hero