At 33 years of age, Anthony McGill has come into his own. Since his performance at the 2009 Inauguration of Barack Obama, he’s been one of the most sought-after soloists in Classical music. When not on the road, McGill serves as Principal Clarinet to the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and also teaches at the Juilliard School.
McGill recently returned to his hometown to pay tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with the Chicago Sinfonietta. For McGill, the significance of that raw January day was palpable. Not only was he back–back to the home of music lessons and band concerts, but once again, it was Inauguration Day–the start of the second term of American’s first black President.