ANNE-MARIE MCDERMOTT – UNITED STATES
Pianist Anne-Marie McDermott has played concertos, recitals, and chamber music in hundreds of cities throughout the world. In addition to performing, she also serves as artistic director of the Bravo! Vail Music and Ocean Reef Music Festivals, as well as Curator for Chamber Music for the Mainly Mozart Festival in San Diego.
The breadth of Ms. McDermott’s repertoire reaches from Bach, Haydn, and Beethoven to Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, and Scriabin, to works by today’s most influential composers. She has performed with many leading orchestras and is a long time member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center with whom she performs and tours extensively each season. In recent years, Ms. McDermott premiered and recorded a new concerto by Poul Ruders with the Vancouver Symphony, returned to play Gershwin with the New York Philharmonic at the Bravo! Vail Festival, and performed concertos with the Philadelphia Orchestra led by Sir Donald Runnicles and with Le Train Bleu. Other highlights include touring with violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg and the New Century Chamber Orchestra; the complete Beethoven piano trios with Ida Kavafian and Peter Wiley; and the complete Beethoven cello sonatas with Lynn Harrell. Recent international engagements include a performance with the Sao Paulo Symphony at the Cartagena Festival and an all-Haydn recital tour of China.
Ms. McDermott gave performances of works by Charles Wuorinen in New York and Washington, D.C., in celebration of the composer’s 75th birthday. His last piano sonata was written for her and premiered at New York’s Town Hall. Ms. McDermott studied at the Manhattan School of Music and has received the Mortimer Levitt Career Development Award for Women and an Avery Fisher Career Grant. She lives in New York City with her husband, Michael, and her Maltese, Lola.