Recognized as one of the classical music world’s finest solo, chamber and orchestral musicians, Anthony McGill was named Principal Clarinet of the New York Philharmonic beginning in September 2014. He previously served as Principal Clarinet of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Associate Principal Clarinet of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.
McGill has appeared as soloist with many orchestras including the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the American Symphony Orchestra and the New York String Orchestra, all at Carnegie Hall. In January of 2015 he performed and recorded the Nielsen Clarinet Concerto with the New York Philharmonic. Other orchestra performances have been with the Baltimore, Kansas City, Memphis, New Jersey and San Diego symphonies, as well as Orchestra 2001 and the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra.
As a chamber musician McGill has performed throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia with the Brentano, Daedalus, Guarneri, Miro, Pacifica, Shanghai and Tokyo quartets and in 2015-16 will be with the Dover, JACK and Takacs quartets. He will tour with Musicians from Marlboro, performs under the auspices of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and appears on such series as the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society and the University of Chicago Presents. Festival appearances include Tanglewood, Marlboro, Mainly Mozart, [email protected], and Santa Fe, Seattle and Skaneateles chamber music festivals, to name a few.
Anthony McGill has collaborated with Emanuel Ax, Yefim Bronfman, Gil Shaham, Midori, Mitsuko Uchida and Lang Lang, and on January 20, 2009, performed with Itzhak Perlman, Yo-Yo Ma and Gabriela Montero at the inauguration of President Barack Obama.
A participant in the 2015 Chicago Humanities Festival, McGill is the 2015-16 WQXR Artists in Residence and has appeared on Performance Today, MPR’s St. Paul Sunday Morning and Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood. In 2013 with his brother Demarre, he appeared on NBC Nightly News, the Steve Harvey Show and on MSNBC with Melissa Harris-Perry.
A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, Anthony McGill is in demand as a teacher, and serves on the faculty of the Juilliard School, the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, Bard College Conservatory of Music and Manhattan School of Music, and has given master classes throughout the United States, Europe and South Africa.