“His trademark refinement was key to the serenity of Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet in A major (K. 581), and especially so in the quiet stirrings of the third movement.”       ... Read more
Anthony McGill, a brilliant young principal clarinetist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, wandered the stage animatedly, pausing here and there to burble alongside drummers or melt into a muted-brass lullaby ... Read more
“In the jazz world, there’s no shortage of talk about musicians’ individual voices — how this saxophonist or that pianist is instantly recognizable on the basis of a single note ... Read more
“The gifted McGill siblings are products of Chicago’s tuition-free Merit School of Music who have gone on to important careers outside the city – Demarre to the principal flute chair ... Read more
“Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto could have used a stronger pulse in its sublime slow movement. But Metropolitan Opera clarinetist Anthony McGill played with the sort of supreme grace and legato that ... Read more

Just named Principal Clarinet of the New York Philharmonic effective September 15, 2014, Anthony McGill served as Principal Clarinet of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra for the past decade and has been recognized as one of the classical music world’s finest solo, chamber and orchestral musicians.

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