Demarre McGill has served as principal flutist of several several orchestras and currently holds that position with the Seattle Symphony.
Demarre McGill is a leading soloist, recitalist, and chamber and orchestral musician. Winner of an Avery Fisher Career Grant, he has appeared as soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Chicago, Seattle, Pittsburgh, Dallas, San Diego, and Baltimore Symphonies. In 2018, he performed and presented masterclasses in South Africa, South Korea, and Japan, soloed with the New York Youth Symphony at Carnegie Hall, and performed with the Cathedral Choral Society at the National Cathedral in Washington DC in a program titled “Bernstein the Humanitarian.”
Now principal flute of the Seattle Symphony, Demarre previously served as principal flute of the Dallas Symphony and San Diego Symphonies, Florida Orchestra, and Santa Fe Opera Orchestra. He also recently served as acting principal flute of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and earlier with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.
A founding member of The Myriad Trio, and former member of Chamber Music Society Two, Demarre has participated in the Aspen, Santa Fe, Marlboro, Seattle, and Stellenbosch chamber music festivals, to name a few. He is the co-founder of The Art of Élan and, along with clarinetist Anthony McGill and pianist Michael McHale, founded the McGill/McHale Trio in 2014.
Demarre McGill received his Bachelor’s degree from The Curtis Institute of Music and Master’s degree from The Juilliard School. He currently serves as Visiting Assistant Professor of Flute at Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.