Winner of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant, and the Sphinx Medal of Excellence, flutist Demarre McGill is a leading soloist, recitalist, chamber and orchestral musician, and educator. Among the orchestras with which he has appeared as soloist are the Philadelphia Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony, Dallas Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Baltimore Symphony and, at age 15, the Chicago Symphony
In September 2017, Demarre McGill returned as principal flute of the Seattle Symphony, having previously served as principal flute of the Dallas Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Florida Orchestra, and Santa Fe Opera Orchestra. He recently served as acting principal flute of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and earlier with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.
As a chamber musician, he is a founding member of The Myriad Trio, a former member of Chamber Music Society Two of Lincoln Center, and has participated in the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Music@Menlo, Marlboro Music, La Jolla Music Festival, Seattle Chamber Music Festival, and Stellenbosch Chamber Music Festival in South Africa, to name a few. He is also the co-founder and artistic director of the chamber music organization Art of Élan and, in 2014 with clarinetist Anthony McGill and pianist Michael McHale, founded the McGill/McHale Trio whose first CD was released by Cedille Records in August 2017.
A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and the Juilliard School, Demarre McGill is currently Associate Professor of Flute at the prestigious University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), and an artist-faculty member of the Aspen Music Festival and School.