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Photo by David Finlayson

Photo by David Finlayson

Principal clarinet of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra since 2004, Anthony McGill has appeared as soloist with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and the New York String Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, the Baltimore Symphony, and the San Diego Symphony, among others.

A member of the Schumann Trio, Mr. McGill has performed chamber music throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia with the Brentano, Daedalus, Guarneri, Miro, Pacifica, Shanghai, and Tokyo quartets; and with Musicians from Marlboro and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. He has collaborated with Emanuel Ax, Yefim Bronfman, Gil Shaham, Midori, Mitsuko Uchida, and Lang Lang. In 2008 he performed with Itzhak Perlman, Yo-Yo Ma, and Gabriela Montero at the inauguration of President Barack Obama.

Mr. McGill has appeared on Performance Today, St. Paul Sunday Morning, and Mister Roger’s Neighborhood. In 2013 he appeared with his brother Demarre on NBC Nightly News, the Steve Harvey Show, and on MSNBC with Melissa Harris-Perry.

Mr. McGill serves on the faculty of the Juilliard School, the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, Bard College Conservatory of Music, and Manhattan School of Music. He has given master classes throughout the United States and in Europe.


Lead Faculty
Mimi Stillman, flute

Mimi StillmanMimi Stillman is one of today’s most celebrated flutists. She has been hailed by The Washington Post as “a magically gifted flutist, a breath of fresh air,” and praised by the Philadelphia Inquirer for “full-toned charisma.” Critically acclaimed for her dazzling artistry, technical brilliance, and penetrating interpretation, she has performed as soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Bach Collegium Stuttgart among other orchestras, and as recitalist and chamber musician at venues including Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, La Jolla Chamber Music Society, Verbier Festival, and Israeli radio Kol Hamusica.

At age 12, Ms. Stillman was the youngest wind player ever admitted to the Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied with Julius Baker and Jeffrey Khaner. A Yamaha Performing Artist, she was the youngest wind player ever to win the Young Concert Artists competition. She has won numerous other prizes and awards, including Astral Artists auditions, fellowships from the Earhart and Bradley Foundations, and the 2012 Women in the Arts Award from Women for Greater Philadelphia.

She can be heard on eight CDs, including Odyssey: Eleven American Premieres for Flute and Piano with pianist Charles Abramovic (Innova Recordings), which has received rave reviews and radio plays on four continents.

Ms. Stillman holds an MA in history from the University of Pennsylvania and is a published author on music and history. She has given flute master classes, lecture-recitals, and new music symposia at the Eastman School of Music, University of California, University of Arizona, National Flute Association, Texas Flute Society, and numerous other institutions.

As artistic and executive director of Dolce Suono Ensemble, Ms. Stillman has presided over its establishment as a highly regarded pioneering force in the music world. According to the New York Times, “this adventurous Philadelphia ensemble has commissioned 23 pieces since its founding in 2005 by gifted flutist Mimi Stillman.” Her unique project Syrinx Journey, a tribute to Claude Debussy on his 150th anniversary through her daily recordings of Syrinx on her blog, has garnered an international following. www.mimistillman.org