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Mon apr 22
2013
3:30 pm

The Legacy of Marcel Moyse and Tone Development

where:
Kresge Theatre, College of Fine Arts
5000 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213

Details:

Lorna McGhee, principal flute with Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, will present a lecture and masterclass entitled The Legacy of Marcel Moyse and Tone Development. This lecture and masterclass is free and open to the public.

Biography:

Scottish-born Lorna McGhee is principal flute with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. She has performed as guest principal with Chicago Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, London Symphony, London Philharmonic, Academy of St-Martin-in-the-Fields, Chamber Orchestra of Europe and the Vancouver Symphony. Before emigrating to North America in 1998, Lorna was co-principal flute of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, England. As a soloist, Lorna has given concerto performances with the London Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in the UK and Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, Toronto Philharmonia, & Victoria Symphony in Canada and the Nashville Chamber Orchestra and Oregon Bach Festival Orchestra in the USA. A career highlight was a performance of Penderecki’s flute concerto with the Oregon Bach Festival Orchestra under the baton of the composer in 2004.

As a chamber musician and recitalist, she has performed throughout Europe and North America in such venues as London’s Wigmore Hall, Barge Music in New York, the Louvre, Paris and the Schubertsaal of Vienna’s Konzerthaus. Lorna is regularly featured in chamber music festivals in Canada and the States. Her performances have been broadcast on CBC Radio in Canada, BBC Radio, NPR (USA), Netherlands Radio and ABC (Australia). She has made chamber music recordings for EMI, Decca ASV, Naxos and Meridian. Along with Duo partner Heidi Krutzen, Lorna has released two CDs on Skylark Music: “Taheke, 20th century Masterpieces for flute and harp” and “Canada, New Works for flute and harp.” As a member of Trio Verlaine (with Heidi Krutzen, harp and David Harding, viola) Lorna has most recently recorded “Fin de Siècle,” a CD of music by Debussy and Ravel for Skylark Music. Both the Trio and Duo are committed to broadening the repertoire and have contributed six new commissions to date.

Having taught at the University of Michigan and the University of British Columbia, Lorna has given master classes at universities, conservatoires and flute festivals in the UK, USA and Canada. She has performed for the National Flute Convention, British Flute Convention and Austrian Flute Society. Lorna studied with David Nicholson in Scotland and with William Bennett at the Royal Academy of Music, London.