Anthony McGill is one of classical music’s most recognizable and brilliantly multifaceted figures. He serves as the principal clarinet of the New York Philharmonic, that orchestra’s first African American principal player, and maintains a dynamic international solo and chamber music career. He also serves as an ardent advocate for helping music education reach underserved communities and for addressing issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in classical music.

Anthony, who is the Orchestra’s 2018-19 Shaheen and Anil Nanji Guest Artist-in-Residence, has been recognized as one of the classical music world’s finest solo, chamber and orchestral musicians.

Anthony made his New York Philharmonic solo debut in Nielsen’s Clarinet Concerto. The concert marked the end of the performance part of The Nielsen Project, the Philharmonic’s multi-year focus on Carl Nielsen. It also resulted in a stellar body of live recordings that were released in 2015 by DaCapo as a box set.

This box set collects the acclaimed live recording series of Nielsen’s complete symphonies and concertos by the New York Philhamonic, Music Director Alan Gilbert, and soloists Nikolaj Znaider, Robert Langevin, and Anthony McGill.
This box set collects the acclaimed live recording series of Nielsen’s complete symphonies and concertos by the New York Philhamonic features Anthony McGill as a soloist.

His LACO residency includes master classes, community engagement opportunities and free public performances, along with concert appearances, providing more accessible musical opportunities to the broader Los Angeles community.

The Orchestra’s guest artist residency program puts Angelenos front and center for intimate and accessible musical experiences with world class musicians.