Demarre McGill


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. He has appeared as soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Pittsburgh, and San Diego symphonies.As a chamber musician, Mr. McGill is a founding member of the Myriad Trio and a former member of Chamber Music Society Two. He has participated in the Marlboro, La Jolla, and Music@Menlo festivals; and the Santa Fe, Seattle, and Stellenbosch (South Africa) chamber music festivala. 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.Appointed principal flute of the Dallas Symphony in 2013, Mr. McGill previously served as principal flute of the Seattle Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Florida Orchestra, and Santa Fe Opera Orchestra. He 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 a master’s degree.