Parisot, center with dark glasses, with students and others in Brazil in the 1970's. Below, a quartet of his students perform at the Yale Cellos concert in Carnegie Hall in 2009.
During his career, Mr. Parisot has served on the faculties of the Peabody Conservatory, Mannes School of Music, New England Conservatory of Music, the Juilliard School, and the Yale School of Music. From 1981 to 2007 he was a regular member of the string master class faculty at the Banff Centre in Canada, returning each summer for teaching and performing. In addition, he taught and gave master classes at the Yale Summer School in Norfolk (Connecticut), Great Mountains Music Festival in Korea, and other festivals all over the world, such as those in France, Israel, China, Taiwan, Mexico, Venezuela, and Spain.
He and his wife, pianist Elizabeth Sawyer Parisot, make their home in the Connecticut countryside, keeping a perennial open house for his many students who have literally come from all over the world to study with the master.
Many of his students have been top prize winners in competitions such as Moscow and Rio, and several are pursuing solo careers. In addition, orchestras in Europe, South America, and North America are showing an increasing number of Parisot students on their rosters. A large number of cellists on string faculties throughout the country were once Parisot students. Mr. Parisot has also served on the juries of several international competitions, including those in Munich, Florence, Chile, Brazil, Evian, and Paris (Rostropovich), as well as several others in the United States and Canada. In 1991, he traveled to Helsinki to serve on the jury of the first Paulo International Cello Competition and to give master classes at the Sibelius Academy. In 1992, Mr. Parisot gave a series of master classes at Chung-Ang University in Seoul, and in 1994 he gave master classes at the Manchester International Cello Festival, where he also conducted the cello ensemble. He toured Taiwan in January of 2000, performing with faculty colleagues to aid earthquake relief in that country. Since then, he has judged international competitions in Mexico and Korea and has given master classes in Venezuela.