Saturday, October 19, 2019 • 7:00 PM
Chapman Foundations Recital Hall
One of the most sought-after flutists of his generation, DeMarre McGill is principal flutist of the Seattle Symphony and the recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant. He makes his Colorado Springs debut with a wide-ranging recital program, including the world premiere of a piece written for McGill by Gabriela Lena Frank.
He has appeared as a soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Seattle, Pittsburgh, Dallas, San Diego and Baltimore symphony orchestras and, at age 15, the Chicago Symphony. In 2018 he performed and presented master classes in South Africa, Korea and Japan, and was a soloist with the New York Youth Symphony at Carnegie Hall.
He previously served as principal flute of the Dallas Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Florida Orchestra, and Santa Fe Opera Orchestra. He recently served as acting principal flute of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and earlier with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.
Along with clarinetist Anthony McGill and pianist Michael McHale, he founded the McGill/McHale Trio in 2014. Their first CD, "Portraits," released in August 2017, has received rave reviews.
A native of Chicago, Demarre McGill began studying the flute at age 7 and attended the Merit School of Music. In the years that followed, until he left Chicago, he studied with Susan Levitin. He received his Bachelor’s degree from The Curtis Institute of Music and a Master's degree at The Juilliard School.