Winner of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant, flutist Demarre McGill is a leading soloist, recitalist, and chamber and orchestral musician and is also recognized for performing new works. Among the orchestras with which he has appeared as soloist are the Philadelphia Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony, Dallas Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Baltimore Symphony and, at age 15, the Chicago Symphony.
As a chamber musician, he is a founding member of The Myriad Trio, a former member of Chamber Music Society Two, and has participated in the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Music@Menlo, Marlboro Music, La Jolla Music Festival, Seattle Chamber Music Festival, Stellenbosch Chamber Music Festival in South Africa, to name a few. He is the co-founder and artistic director of the chamber music organization Art of Élan and, with clarinetist Anthony McGill and pianist Michael McHale, founded the McGill/McHale Trio.
Now concluding the one year position as principal flute of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, McGill previously served as principal flute of the Dallas Symphony, Seattle Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Florida Orchestra, and Santa Fe Opera Orchestra. Mr. McGill received his bachelor’s degree 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 master’s degree.