An Australian living in London, I am a recorder player, composer and workshop leader. My work encompasses a diverse range of settings and contexts with a focus on connection, communication and quality. 

I have been working at the Guildhall School of Music as a tutor for the Creative Learning department since 2015 and I relish the opportunity to expose young musicians to life beyond the practice room and to expand their definition of what a career in music might look like. Within my capacity as tutor at the Guildhall School I am also the project lead for a practical research project into music and dementia at two leading London Hospitals - Music, Memory and Me. This is part of a broader interest in the arts and health, for which I also work as a musician for Music in Hospitals, and have lead workshops in nursing homes and special education contexts with Create! I have led workshops for all ages as animateur for the London Symphony Orchestra and the Barbican and I have also supported up-and-coming musicians as a mentor for the Aldeburgh Young Musicians in Snape Maltings. 

As a composer and musician, I have performed my own work at the Adelaide Fringe Festival (Aus); the Sydney Fringe Festival (Aus); and the Curious Festival (UK). I was invited to the Bang on A Can Summer Institute (MA, USA) where I worked with a collective of international musicians and composers, before returning for a 5 week residency in New York. I perform with my ensembles Breakfast Club and Gold Vox, and I released my debut EP of original recorder duets entitled Ghost in 2018.

                                                                                                                    contact: rhia.parker@gmail.com