About the Maestro
Maestro Anthony Parnther has led orchestras in concert on five continents and in recording sessions for motion picture, television, album, trailer and video game music heard worldwide. His versatility has placed him onstage alongside artists in all genres including
Frederica von Stade, Jessye Norman, the Canadian Brass, Doc Severensen, Maynard Ferguson, Arturo Sandoval, Beyonce, Edgar Meyer, Jon Faddis, Wes Borland, Imagine Dragons, and Rihanna.
Anthony is in demand as a conductor for recording sessions on motion picture, television and video game scores. He has led the Hollywood Studio Symphony on all of LA's historic scoring stages including 20th Century Fox, Sony Pictures, Warner Brothers and Capitol Records. In addition to his duties on the scoring stage, Anthony has been called to serve as guest cover conductor for the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. He also serves as cover conductor for the Hollywood Chamber Orchestra and recently led the ensemble in premieres of works by Los Angeles composers.
Anthony is the Music Director and Conductor of the Los Angeles based Southeast Symphony. Founded in 1948, the historic Southeast Symphony is recognized as one of the most culturally diverse symphonic institutions in the world. Since taking the helm in 2010, Anthony has demonstrated a commitment to the performance of orchestral works of women composers and composers of color.
He has been lauded and recognized for his premieres of previously unknown or restored works by Florence Price, Zenobia Perry, Margaret Bonds, Renee Baker, John Wineglass, Scott Joplin, William Grant Still, Adolphus Hailstork, Duke Ellington, Samuel Coleridge Taylor amongst others. In 2015, Anthony was honored by Los Angeles' KCET as a "Local Hero" during Black History Month for his work and accomplishments with the Southeast Symphony.
He also serves as conductor for Riot Games, developer of the most played video game on earth, League of Legends, which boasts over 100 million active players internationally. Anthony has conducted concerts for League of Legends worldwide at mega-venues such as the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, the World Cup Stadium in Seoul, South Korea and the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona, Spain.
Each event garnered online streaming of up to 35 million viewers and unprecedented crowds ranging from 25 - 50,000 persons in attendance. In 2016, Anthony conducted the world premiere of the videogame score to Titanfall 2 at Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) at LA LIVE in Los Angeles, CA inside of the world largest arcade machine.
Prior to the Southeast Symphony, Anthony served as Music Director and Conductor of the Orange County Symphony in Anaheim, California and theInland Valley Symphony (now the Temecula Valley Symphony) in Temecula, California. In 2008 he founded the Orange County Wind Symphony which was invited to perform at Carnegie Hall.
He has dedicated a significant portion of his career to the development of underserved youth in music and served on the faculty of the University of California, Berkeley where he was the director of the Young Musician's Choral Orchestra, which was recognized by the First Lady of the United States with the "Coming Up Taller Award". In addition, he founded theOrange County Youth Wind Symphony, and was director of the Inland Valley Youth Symphony, and has accepted invitations to conduct honor bands and orchestras nationally.
He studied orchestral conducting with Victor Yampolsky (Northwestern University) and Lawrence Leighton Smith (Yale University). In addition he studied Wind Conducting with Roxanne Haskill (East Tennessee State University) with additional private study and mentorship with W. Francis MacBeth and Frank Battisti.
When he is not conducting, Anthony is active as a bassoonist and contrabassoonist in the Hollywood Studio Symphony where he has recorded many scores for motion picture, television shows and video games for the likes of Bruce Broughton, Mychael & Jeff Danna, Danny Elfman, Michael Giacchino, John Ottman, Theodore Shapiro, Alan Silvestri, Bear McCreary, David Newman, Jeff Russo, Austin Wintory, Christopher Young, Hans Zimmer, and Inon Zur.
Anthony resides in Hollywood Hills.