Anthony McGill was named principal clarinet of the New York Philharmonic in 2014, having previously served as principal clarinet of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and associate principal of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Among the orchestras with which McGill has appeared as soloist are the Met Orchestra and the Baltimore, Kansas City, and New Jersey orchestras. He has recorded the Nielsen Concerto with the New York Philharmonic. As a chamber musician he has performed throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia, and South Africa. His festival appearances include Tanglewood, Marlboro, and Santa Fe, among many others. McGill performed with Itzhak Perlman, Yo-Yo Ma, and Gabriela Montero at the inauguration of President Obama in 2009, and he is a founding member of the McGill/McHale Trio with flutist Demarre McGill and pianist Michael McHale. He was the 2015–16 WQXR artist in residence and received the John Jay Justice Award in March 2016. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, McGill serves on the faculty of Curtis, The Juilliard School, and Bard College Conservatory.