A native of South Carolina, Natalie Parker is currently the Principal Clarinet of the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra. She joined the Ballet Orchestra in January 2012 and received her M.M. degree from Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music the following May.
Natalie has recently attended such music festivals as Orchestra Institute Napa Valley, Music in the Mountains, Brevard Music Center, the Madeline Island Chamber Music Camp, and the Texas Music Festival. While in school, she actively participated in the Houston Da Camera Young Artist’s Program and JUMP!, the community music outreach program at Rice University. In 2010, she won second prize in the International Clarinet Association’s Young Artist Competition and performed in recital at their annual ClarinetFest.
Since arriving in San Francisco, Natalie has played frequently with the San Francisco Symphony as well as with several regional orchestras and enjoys performing chamber music throughout the Bay Area.