For more than 25 years pianist Anne-Marie McDermott has played concertos, recitals, and chamber music in hundreds of cities throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. She also serves as artistic director of the Bravo! Vail and Ocean Reef music festivals, and as curator for chamber music for the Mainly Mozart Festival in San Diego.
Ms. McDermott’s repertoire ranges from J.S. Bach, Haydn, and Beethoven as well as Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, and Scriabin, to works by today’s most influential composers. In the 2015–16 season she appeared with the Dallas, Nashville, and Pacific symphony orchestras, and premiered Poul Ruders’s new concerto with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra — a piece she will record alongside Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. Charles Wuorinen’s last solo piano sonata, which she has recorded, was written for her and premiered at New York’s Town Hall. This season Ms. McDermott participates in the New Century Chamber Orchestra’s all-Gershwin Silver Jubilee Celebration, and embarks on a cycle of Beethoven’s piano concertos at Santa Fe Pro Musica.
She has recorded the complete Prokofiev piano sonatas, Bach’s English Suites and Partitas, solo works by Chopin, Gershwin’s complete works for piano and orchestra with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and Mozart piano concertos with the Calder Quartet. Most recently she recorded piano sonatas and concertos by Haydn with Denmark’s Odense Philharmonic, with two Wuorinen-penned cadenzas.
She has performed and toured with leading orchestras — including the New York Philharmonic; Minnesota Orchestra; and Dallas, Seattle, National, Houston, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, and Atlanta symphony orchestras — and has toured with the Australian Chamber Orchestra and the Moscow Virtuosi.
She is a longtime member of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and tours as a member of OPUS ONE, a chamber group with Ida Kavafian, Steven Tenenbom, and Peter Wiley that has commissioned more than 15 new works. She also tours annually with violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, and performs in a trio with her sisters, cellist Maureen and New York Philharmonic violinist Kerry.