Anthony McGill (Photo by David Finlayson)

Anthony McGill (Photo by David Finlayson)

Principal Clarinet of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra since 2004, Anthony McGill has been recognized as one of the classical music world’s finest solo, chamber and orchestral musicians.

He has appeared as soloist with many orchestras including the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and the New York String Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, the Baltimore Symphony, the San Diego Symphony and the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra. Upcoming orchestral performances include Orchestra 2001, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra.

As a chamber musician McGill has performed throughout the United States, Europe and Asia with such quartets as the Guarneri, Tokyo, Brentano, Pacifica, Shanghai, Miro and Daedalus, and with Musicians from Marlboro and Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. He is a member of the Schumann Trio.

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.

He has appeared on Performance Today, MPR’s St. Paul Sunday Morning, the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society series, 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.

In demand as a teacher, McGill 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 and in Europe.

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Biography updated October 18, 2013 (249 words)
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