Principal, Supported by David and Shelley Hovind
A native of Chicago, former Seattle Symphony Principal Flute Demarre McGill returns following posts as Principal Flute at the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Acting Principal Flute at the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Winner of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant, flutist McGill is acclaimed for his richly saturated tone, spirited technique and expressive warmthand has quickly become one of the most sought-after flutists of his generation. He enjoys an active career as a leading soloist, recitalist, artistic director and chamber musician throughout the United States and abroad. He is a founding member of The Myriad Trio and has participated in many national and international chamber music festivals. McGill began playing the flute at age 7 and his family is steeped in the performing arts. 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 Julius Baker at The Juilliard School, where he received a Master of Music degree.