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He was born in Los Angeles, California, and pursued music in part because of his uncle Jack Marshall, who was a studio musician in the 1960s. He first heard Andrés Segovia play when he was 11. By the time he was 19, he had won a number of competitions and was touring and recording extensively.
Parkening is recognized as heir to the legacy of Segovia, who said, "Christopher Parkening is a great artist—-he is one of the most brilliant guitarists in the world."
Parkening has amassed a great discography on Angel/EMI Classics. He has been nominated twice for a Grammy Award. Notable recordings are Parkening Plays Vivaldi featuring a selection of Baroque concertos, as well as the world premiere recording of Peter Warlock's Capriol Suite with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields.
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