Pianist 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. Her repertoire choices are eclectic, spanning from Bach and Haydn to Prokofiev and Scriabin to Kernis, Hartke, Tower, and Wuorinen.
With over 50 concertos in her repertoire, Ms. McDermott has performed with many leading orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, Minnesota Orchestra, Dallas Symphony, Columbus Symphony, Seattle Symphony, National Symphony, Houston Symphony, Colorado Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, St. Louis Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Moscow Virtuosi, Hong Kong Philharmonic, San Diego Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, and Baltimore Symphony, among others. Ms. McDermott has toured with the Australian Chamber Orchestra and the Moscow Virtuosi.
In recent seasons, Ms. McDermott performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic, North Carolina Symphony, Charlotte Symphony, Huntsville Symphony, Alabama Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Oregon Mozart Players, and New Century Chamber Orchestra.
Recital engagements have included the 92nd Street Y, Alice Tully Hall, Town Hall, Schubert Club, and the Kennedy Center, as well as universities across the country. Anne-Marie has curated and performed in a number of projects, including the complete Prokofiev piano sonatas and chamber music and 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 by Charles Wuorinen and Clarice Assad, which were premiered in May 2009 at Town Hall in conjunction with Bach’s Goldberg Variations.
As a soloist, Ms. McDermott has recorded the complete Prokofiev piano sonatas, Bach’s English Suites and Partitas (which was 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.
In addition to her many achievements, Anne-Marie has been named the artistic director of the famed Vail Valley Music Festival in Colorado, which hosts the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, and Dallas Symphony, in addition to presenting over 40 chamber music concerts throughout the summer. She is also the artist director of the Ocean Reef Chamber Music Festival and the Avila Chamber Music Celebration in Curaçao.
As a chamber music performer, Ms. McDermott was named an Artist Member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in 1995 and performs and tours extensively with the CMS each season. She continues a long-standing collaboration with the highly acclaimed violist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg. As a duo, they have released a CD entitled Live on the NSS label and plan to release the complete Brahms violin and piano sonatas in the future. Ms. McDermott is also a member of the renowned piano quartet OPUS ONE with colleagues Ida Kavafian, Steven Tenenbom, and Peter Wiley.
She continues to perform each season with her sisters Maureen McDermott and Kerry McDermott in the McDermott Trio. Ms. McDermott has also 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.
Ms. 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.
Ms. McDermott regularly performs at festivals across the U.S., including Spoleto, Mainly Mozart, Santa Fe, La Jolla SummerFest, Mostly Mozart, Newport, Caramoor, Bravo, Chamber Music Northwest, Aspen, Music from Angel Fire, and the Festival Casals in Puerto Rico, among others.
Be sure to hear Anne-Marie’s 2017 Festival performances listed below
Saturday, August 12, 5pm
Sunday, August 13, 6pm
Tuesday, August 15, noon
Wednesday, August 16, noon
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