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Anne-Marie McDermott


Anne-Marie McDermott is a consummate artist who balances a versatile career as a soloist and collaborator. She performs over 100 concerts a year in a combination of solo recitals, concertos and chamber music.

With over 50 concertos in her repertoire, McDermott has performed with many leading orchestras including the New York and Hong Kong philharmonics; the Minnesota and Philadelphia orchestras; and the Dallas, Seattle, National, Houston, Colorado, Pittsburgh, St. Louis and Atlanta symphonies, among others. She has also toured with the Australian Chamber Orchestra and the Moscow Virtuosi. McDermott regularly performs at the Spoleto, Mainly Mozart, Sante Fe, La Jolla Summerfest, Mostly Mozart, Newport, Caramoor, Bravo, Chamber Music Northwest, Aspen and Music from Angelfire festivals. She serves as the artistic director of the Vail Valley Music Festival in Colorado, The Avila Chamber Music Celebration in Curacao and The Ocean Reef Chamber Music Festival.

Recital engagements have included the 92nd Street Y, Alice Tully Hall, Town Hall, The Schubert Club and the Kennedy Center. McDermott has curated and performed in a number of intense projects including Chamber Music, a Three Concert Series of Shostakovich Chamber Music, as well as a recital series of Haydn and Beethoven piano sonatas. Most recently, she commissioned works of Charles Wuorinen and Clarice Assad which she premiered in 2009 at Town Hall, in conjunction with Bach’s Goldberg Variations.

As a soloist, McDermott has recorded the complete Prokofiev piano sonatas, Bach’s English Suites and Partitas (named Gramophone magazine’s Editor’s Choice), and most recently, Gershwin’s complete works for piano and orchestra with the Dallas Symphony and Justin Brown. As a chamber music performer, McDermott was named an artist member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in 1995 and performs and tours extensively with CMS each season. She continues a long standing collaboration with violinist Nadja Salerno Sonnenberg and is a member of the renowned piano quartet Opus One. She also continues to perform each season with her sisters, Maureen and Kerry, in the McDermott Trio. McDermott has released an all Schumann CD with violist Paul Neubauer, as well as the Complete Chamber Music of Debussy with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.

McDermott studied at the Manhattan School of Music with Dalmo Carra, Constance Keene and John Browning. She was a winner of the Young Concert Artists auditions and was awarded an Avery Fisher Career Grant.

Anne-Marie McDermott

photo Matteo Trisolini

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