Joseph Parrish has appeared in opera, concert, and recital. In 2023 he was a recipient of the Bayreuth Stipendiate, a semi-finalist for the Queen Elisabeth Voice Competition in Brussels, Belgium, and an encouragement award in the inaugural Duncan Williams Voice Competition. In 2022, he was a first prize winner of the 2022 Susan Wadsworth YCA International Auditions, first prize winner of the 2022 Gerda Lissner Foundation Art Song Competition, and a finalist in the 2022 George London Foundation Competition.
This coming season, Parrish will make his debut in the as a Young Concert Artist in the Terrace Theater at the Kennedy Center. His season also includes his Carnegie Hall Debut under the baton of Kent Tritle as the bass soloist for Handel’s Messiah, his Ann Arbor Symphony debut under the baton of Earl Lee singing John Adams’ The Wound Dresser and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, William Still in Paul Moravec’s oratorio Sanctuary Road with Princeton Pro Musica, Brahms' Ein Deutches Requiem with Baltimore Choral Arts, Mahler’s Rückert Lieder with the Aiken Orchestra, and solo recitals with Carnegie Hall Citywide, Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota, the Port Washington Library, and the West Philadelphia Committee for the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Upcoming operatic engagements, include the Salieri in a semi-staged production of Rimsky-Korsakov’s Mozart e Salieri with New York Parlando Orchestra and Masetto in a production of Mozart's Don Giovanni with the Cincinnati Opera. Recent operatic credits include the title role in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, Sodbuster in Vavrek/Mazzoli’s Proving Up, Dr. Cajus in Nicolai’s Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor, Augure in Rossi’s L’Orfeo at Juilliard and Dulcamara in Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore; Spinelloccio in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi with Festival Napa Valley, and Le Baron de Pictordu in Viardot’s Cendrillon with New York City Lyric Opera.
He has performed at various types of venues including Carnegie Hall, The Cincinnati Art Museum, The Kennedy Center, The Green-Wood Cemetery, Le Flagey in Brussels, Belgium, WQXR, and Madison Square Garden.
As a current artist diploma candidate in opera studies at the Juilliard School, Parrish is passionate about giving back to the various communities that have nurtured him. He has been both a Music Advancement Program chorus teaching fellow and Gluck Community Service fellow at the Juilliard School. Parrish is a member of the inaugural cohort of Shared Voices, an initiative designed to address diversity, equity, and inclusion through collaboration between Historically Black Colleges and Universities, top conservatories, and schools of music in the United States with the Denyce Graves Foundation. He holds degrees from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music, and the Juilliard School.
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