Demarre McGill, flute

Photo Credit: Denver Rispel

Demarre is an internationally recognized soloist, recitalist, chamber and orchestral musician. Winner of an Avery Fisher Career Grant and the Sphinx Medal of Excellence, he has appeared as a soloist with the Philadelphia, Seattle, Pittsburgh, Dallas, Grant Park, San Diego, Chicago, and Baltimore symphony orchestras. He is the principal flute of the Seattle Symphony, serving previously as principal of the Dallas, San Diego, Florida, and Santa Fe Opera orchestras and acting principal of the Metropolitan Opera and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestras.

Demarre has performed and taught in South Africa, Korea, Japan, Quebec, and throughout the United States. He served on the faculties of the National Youth Orchestra (US,) the National Orchestral Institute, Orford Music Festival, and the Curtis Institute’s Summerfests. He is an Associate Professor of Flute at Cincinnati College-Conservatory and is an artist-faculty member at the Aspen Music Festival.

Demarre is a founding member of The Myriad and McGill/McHale Trios and a co-founder of The Art of Élan. He is a former member of Chamber Music Society Two at Lincoln Center and has participated in the Santa Fe, Marlboro, Seattle, and Stellenbosch chamber music festivals. His CDs include “Portraits,” and “Winged Creatures”. Media credits include Live from Lincoln Center (PBS), The Gifted Ones (A&E) Today Show and Nightly News (NBC)) and Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood with brother Anthony when they were teenagers. A native of Chicago, Demarre began studying the flute at age 7 and attended the Merit School of Music. He received his bachelor’s degree from The Curtis Institute of Music and a master’s degree at The Juilliard School.