Anthony McGill is principal clarinet of the New York Philharmonic, having previously been principal clarinet of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and associate principal clarinet of the Cincinnati Symphony.
Mr. McGill attended the Curtis Institute of Music and is a recipient of the Avery Fisher Prize, as well as the first Sphinx Medal of Excellence. Considered among the top solo, chamber and orchestral musicians today, he was WQXR’s artist in residence for 2015–16.
A native of Chicago, Mr. McGill has performed throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and South Africa in recital, in chamber music, and as a soloist with orchestra. He has collaborated with Emanuel Ax, Yefim Bronfman, Gil Shaham, Midori, Mitsiko Uchida, and Lang Lang; and in January of 2009 performed with Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman, and Gabriela Montero at President Obama’s first inauguration.
Mr. McGill joined the Curtis faculty in 2015. He also serves on the faculties of the Juilliard School and Bard College Conservatory.