Juilliard cellist Patrick McGuire was presented with the McGraw-Hill Robert Sherman Award for Music Education and Community Outreach at last night’s recital featuring pianists Fei-Fei Dong and Steven Lin, the 2012 winners of the Gina Bachauer Piano Competition, in Juilliard’s Paul Hall. Mr. McGuire received his bachelor of music degree from Juilliard in 2012 with scholastic distinction and is currently pursuing a master of music degree at Juilliard under Joel Krosnick.
The concert was recorded for broadcast and opens the 35th season of McGraw-Hill’s Young Artist Showcase with host Robert Sherman on WQXR, 105.9 FM on Wednesday, October 24 at 9 PM.
The Robert Sherman Award carries a $10,000 grant to support ongoing projects in music education and community outreach. Last year’s recipient was Tanya Gabrielian.
Cellist Patrick McGuire is an active performer and teacher in New York. He has worked with composers Tan Dun, Magnus Lindberg, and Steve Reich and performed new music in Paine Hall at Harvard University, at Smithsonian Institute’s Freer Gallery, and at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.
Mr. McGuire performs regularly with AXIOM and the New Juilliard Ensemble, and has played Baroque cello with Juilliard415 in Carnegie Hall.
He is a Teaching Fellow in cello and music theory at Juilliard’s Music Advancement Program (MAP) and has led arts empowerment and cultural diplomacy workshops in Tanzania, New Orleans, and Tunisia.
Mr. McGuire is chair of the Music and Medicine Initiative at Juilliard and will lead workshops on using music for post-traumatic stress disorder at Weill Cornell Medical College in the fall semester. In addition to receiving the Robert Sherman Award, he also received the Joseph W. Polisi Prize (named for Juilliard’s President) at Juilliard’s Commencement Ceremony in May 2012 for exemplifying The Juilliard School’s values of the ‘artist as citizen.’