OAK DEMON for
SOLO CONTRABASSOON

Parnther records a new dynamic solo piece for contrabassoon by Los Angeles based composer, Dave Volpe.

BIOGRAPHY

 

Hailed by the Huffington Post as "the ultimate in tonal purity" and praised by the L.A. Times for his "effortless phrasing", Anthony Parnther is a Los Angeles based recording artist for motion picture, television, and video game scores. In addition to the bassoon and contrabassoon, Anthony performs on period instruments from the Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical era as well as specializing in some not-so-common woodwind instruments like the Sarrusophone and the Heckelphone. It is not uncommon to see Anthony wielding a bass or baritone saxophone, a contrabass clarinet, or any array of gigantic woodwind instruments in addition to his bassoons on the scoring stages in Hollywood.

Anthony has recorded bassoon, contrabassoon and other wind instruments on an extensive list of film and television soundtracks by Hollywood's preeminent composers including John Williams, Terrence Blanchard, Danny Elfman, Bruce Broughton, Michael Giacchino, Mychael Danna, Ludwig Goransson, David Newman, John Powell,  Alan Silvestri, and Hans Zimmer.

Anthony has performed with the Los Angeles Opera, San Diego Symphony, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Long Beach Symphony, MUSE/ique, Joffrey Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, California Chamber Orchestra, Musica Angelica, Hollywood Chamber Orchestra, Jacaranda: Music on the Edge, Here/Now Music Festival, Long Beach Opera,  Golden State Pops Orchestra, the Echo Society, and the McCallum Concert Band.

Anthony's extensive discography includes recordings and live performances with artists spanning virtually every genre including Beyonce, Jennifer Hudson, Rihanna, Jackie Evancho, Kanye West, Hanson, Snoop Dogg, The Eels, Madonna, Kid Cudi, Il Volo, Elton John, Michael Bolton, Pete Townsend, Billy Idol, Evanescence, Vanessa Williams, Maynard Ferguson, Wynton Marsalis, Doc Severinson, and Stevie Wonder.

He has appeared on the American Music Awards, the BET Awards, the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, the Ellen DeGeneres Show, the Jimmy Kimmel Show, Video Games Live, and the Video Game Awards.

He began bassoon lessons with Julia Miller in Lynchburg, Virginia and went on to train professionally with Robert Barris, Burl Lane, Willard Elliott, and Tristan Willems.

Anthony is a W. Schreiber performing artist and has performed on his W. Schreiber S-91 Prestige bassoon since 1997.

Final Day of Scoring - Sony Pictures/MGM
Star Wars Episode IX: Rise of Skywalker
L to R John Williams and Bassoon Section
 Rose Corrigan, Anthony Parnther and Damian Montano

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SCIENCE FICTION

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Tenet
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Star Trek Beyond
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MARVEL / DC UNIVERSE

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HORROR

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COMEDY

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Night School
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The Kominsky Method
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ACTION/ADVENTURE

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