"That's like the fingerprint or footprint or what an artist is about. When Anthony McGill started to play, I said, 'Oh my God, that's a sound. I love that sound.' " - Ithak Pearlman, New York Times
"As the principal clarinetist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Mr. McGill does most of his work unseen. A dazzling player of superlative technique and a gorgeous tone, he deserves a share of the limelight." - New York Times
The winner of an Avery Fisher Career Grant, Anthony McGill currently serves as principal clarinet of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Prior to this position he was associate principal clarinet of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, following studies at the Curtis Institute with Donald Montanato and at the Interlochen Arts Academy with Richard Hawkins.
Since his solo debut in 1991, McGill has appeared with the Baltimore and New Jersey Symphonies, and with the Tokyo, Guarneri, and Avalon Quartets, and Opus One.He has been heard on Ravinia's Rising Star Series, toured with Musicians from Marlboro, performed at Carnegie Hall, appeared at Lincoln Center as a member of its Chamber Music Society Two and performed at the 56th Presidential Inauguration ceremony with violinist Itzhak Perlman, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, and pianist Gabriela Montero.McGill has also toured Japan with pianist Mitsuko Uchida and members of the Brentano Quartet