Artistic: Pittsburgh Symphony

Posted on: May 17, 2011

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Manfred Honeck have announced the appointment of LORNA McGHEE as principal flute. She begins officially in January 2012, but will appear with the orchestra this summer during its European Festivals Tour and in the early part of its 2011-12 season. A native of Scotland currently residing in Vancouver, British Columbia, McGhee was co-principal flute in the BBC Symphony Orchestra prior to emigrating to Canada in 1998. She has performed as guest principal with such orchestras as the London Symphony Orchestra, Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, and the Pittsburgh Symphony.  McGhee has been featured regularly in chamber music festivals in the U.S. and Canada, and has appeared as concerto soloist with the LSO, Scottish Chamber Orchestra and BBC Scottish Symphony, among others.  She studied with David Nicholson at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and with William Bennett at the Royal Academy of Music, where she was awarded the Queen’s Commendation for Excellence. 

Posted May 17, 2011