Anthony McGill

Born 1979

Anthony McGill

Clarinet

Biography

Anthony McGill is noted as one of the most remarkable solo, chamber and orchestral clarinettist in the world of classical music. The virtuoso is currently the Principal Clarinet of the New York Philharmonic. Previously, he was the Principal Clarinet of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Furthermore, McGill gave extraordinary performances as a soloist with many orchestras at Carnegie Hall. Most recently McGill performed and recorded the Nielsen Clarinet Concerto with the New York Philharmonic. Other recent renditions have been with New Jersey Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Baltimore Symphony and the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra.

McGill has established an international career as a chamber musician by performing in several quartets throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. Anthony McGill collaborated with numerous eminent artist and his most notable performance was at the inauguration of President Barack Obama with Itzhak Perlman, Yo-Yo Ma and Gabriel Montero. Next to stage performances, he has made his TV debut by appearing on the NBC Nightly News, the Steve Harvey Show and on MSNBC. McGill is in high demand as a teacher as well, and serves on the faculty of Juilliard, John Hopkins University, Bard College Conservatory of Music and Manhattan School of Music. And he gives master classes across the United States, Europe and South Africa.

McGill has joined forces with the Grammy Award-winning Pacifica Quartet and this resulted in a highly celebrated interpretation of the Clarinet Quintets of Mozart and Brahms. This release was widely considered the greatest chamber works for this combination of instruments. Shortly after the virtuoso’s performance at the inauguration of President Obama, McGill had released his own initial album. This recording features inspiring classical music from France, Russia and America.

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