Anthony McGill, principal clarinetist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, has quickly earned the reputation of being one of classical music’s finest solo, chamber, and orchestral musicians. Before joining the MET Orchestra in 2004, he served as associate principal clarinet of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra for four years. With the MET Orchestra, McGill frequently performs in Carnegie Hall’s Isaac Stern Auditorium, as well as Zankel and Weill Halls with the MET Chamber Ensemble. He can also be seen and heard on the Live in HD broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera.
In addition to his orchestral career, McGill was a winner of the highly prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant in 2000 and has appeared as a soloist with various leading orchestras. As a distinguished chamber musician, McGill has performed at several prominent festivals, including Marlboro and Tanglewood and collaborated with artists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Midori, Lang Lang, Yefim and Gil Shaham.
McGill attended the Interlochen Arts Academy and the Curtis Institute of Music, where his former teachers include Donald Montanarao, Richard Hawkins, Larry Combs, Julie DeRoche, David Tuttle, and Sidney Forrest. In high demand as a teacher, he currently serves on the faculties of the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, Manhattan School of Music Precollege, and Mannes College The New School for Music.
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