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Universal Music Group names Graham Parker president

Graham ParkerUniversal Music Group named Graham Parker as president of its legendary roster of U.S. classical music labels, part of the Verve Label Group.
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Mr. Parker most recently was General Manager of WQXR and The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space and a Senior Vice President of New York Public Radio.

In April 2016, WQXR’s Q2Music podcast Meet The Composer won a Peabody Award, after only two years of its inception. Three years ago, Mr. Parker oversaw the launch of The Jonathan Channel, dedicated to the great American Songbook, with Jonathan Schwartz at the center.

Prior to WQXR, he was Executive Director of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra for eight years.

Mr. Parker holds a BSc (Hons) from Oxford Brookes University. He started his musical training on flute and piano, eventually taking up conducting when he arrived at college.



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