Apr. 18, 2015 at 8:00 PM
Apr. 19, 2015 at 5:00 PM
For over 25 years, pianist Anne-Marie McDermott has played concertos, recitals, and chamber music in hundreds of cities throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. She is artistic director of the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival, the Ocean Reef Chamber Music Festival in Florida, and The Avila Chamber Music Celebration in Curaçao. She was also recently appointed curator for chamber music at the Mainly Mozart Festival in San Diego. As a soloist, she has recorded the complete Prokofiev piano sonatas and Bach English Suites and Partitas (which was named Gramophone magazine’s Editor’s Choice), and her solo disc of Chopin’s works was released in 2011. She has performed with the New York Philharmonic, Minnesota Orchestra, Dallas Symphony, Seattle Symphony, National Symphony, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Moscow Virtuosi, and Hong Kong Philharmonic. Highlights of 2011 include her performance of Bernstein's Age of Anxiety with Steven Sloane at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig. She has been an Artist of the Chamber Music Society since 1995. With CMS she has performed the complete Prokofiev piano sonatas and chamber music, as well as a three-concert series of Shostakovich chamber music. She is also a member of the piano quartet, Opus One, with colleagues Ida Kavafian, Steven Tenenbom, and Peter Wiley. 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.