Feb. 25, 2016 at 7:30 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. 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. This season she will premiere a concerto written by Poul Ruders. She has performed with many leading orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, and the Australian Chamber Orchestra. Charles Wuorinen's Fourth Piano Sonata, which she has recorded, was written for her and premiered at New York's Town Hall. She has recorded the complete Prokofiev piano sonatas, Bach’s English Suites and Partitas (Editor’s Choice, Gramophone magazine), and a disc of Mozart concertos with the Calder Quartet ("exceptional on every count.”—Gramophone). Most recently she recorded five Haydn piano sonatas and two Haydn Concertos with the Odense Philharmonic in Denmark including two cadenzas written by Charles Wuorinen. With the Chamber Music Society she has performed the complete Prokofiev piano sonatas and chamber music, as well as a three-concert series of Shostakovich chamber music. She studied at the Manhattan School of Music and won both the Young Concert Artists auditions and an Avery Fisher Career Grant.