Demarre McGill Recital and Masterclass

Sunday, October 20, 2013, 2:00 p.m.


Gottlieb Hall at the Merit School of Music        
38 S. Peoria Street                              
Chicago, IL 60607

Admission is free for current CFC members and a guest and students of the Merit School; $15 for non-members.  Memberships may be purchased at the event welcome table.

About the Event:

Save the date for this exciting recital and masterclass with Demarre McGill, the new principal flutist of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.  The masterclass will focus on well known flute duo excerpts from the orchestral repertoire.  It is open to performers of all ages and levels.  Please see the masterclass application for complete audition guidelines.

About the Artist:

Winner of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant, Demarre McGill is one of the most entertaining and sought-after flutists of his generation. Mr. McGill has performed with numerous orchestral and chamber ensembles around the world. Concerto solos include performances with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony, Seattle Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Baltimore Symphony and Milwaukee Symphony, among others. In May of 2012 Mr. McGill and his brother, Anthony McGill, performed the world premiere of Joel Puckett’s Concerto Duo for Flute and Clarinet with the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra, the orchestra where they began their careers.

As an active chamber musician, Mr. McGill is a member of the Jacksonville, Florida based Ritz Chamber Players and has been a member of Chamber Music Society Two, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s program for emerging young artists.  He is a founding member of San Diego based The Myriad Trio and has participated in the Music from Angel Fire, Santa Fe, Kingston, Cape Cod, Charlottesville, Music@Menlo, Bay Chamber Concerts, Mainly Mozart, La Jolla and Marlboro music festivals. International festivals include the Stellenbosch Chamber Music Festival in South Africa, St. Bart’s Music Festival in the Caribbean, and the Jeju International Wind Ensemble Festival in South Korea.

A featured performer on numerous broadcasts and recordings, Mr. McGill has performed on a PBS “Live From Lincoln Center” broadcast with the Chamber Music Society playing Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto #2. He has recorded Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto #5 (album entitled Play Bach) with pianist Awadagin Pratt and the St. Lawrence String Quartet on the Angel Records Label, as well as a flute, viola & harp album entitled The Eye of Night with The Myriad Trio.  His television appearances include the A&E Network Series “The Gifted Ones,” NBC’s “Today” show and “Nightly News,” and as a teenager, the “Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood” television program.

In addition to his performance schedule, Mr. McGill is the co-founder and Artistic Director of Art of Élan, a chamber music organization in San Diego that aims to expose new audiences to classical music.

Principal Flutist of the Seattle Symphony since 2011, Mr. McGill has held the same position with the San Diego Symphony, the Florida Orchestra and the Santa Fe Opera Orchestra.

Mr. McGill received his Bachelor’s Degree in Flute Performance from The Curtis Institute of Music where he studied with Julius Baker and Jeffrey Khaner. He continued his studies with Mr. Baker at the Juilliard School, where he received his Masters of Music degree. Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Demarre McGill began playing the flute at the age of 7.


Click here for a review of Demarre McGill's recital that was featured in the Pipeline!