Artistic: Chicago Symphony

Posted on: May 14, 2014

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra has announced that DAVID McGILL, principal bassoon for the past seventeen years, will depart the orchestra in August 2014 to accept a full-time teaching position at Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music in Evanston, Ill. His final appearances with the CSO will take place at Ravinia Festival this summer. A native of Tulsa, Okla., McGill was appointed principal bassoon in 1997 by then-music director Daniel Barenboim. He has appeared as soloist with the CSO on more than 25 occasions, and also with such organizations as the Cleveland Orchestra and Toronto Symphony Orchestra. McGill has held teaching posts at the University of Toronto, Cleveland Institute of Music, Indiana University, DePaul University, and Roosevelt University, and has led master classes in Canada, Finland, Hungary, and throughout the U.S. McGill is the author of Sound in Motion: A Performer’s Guide to Greater Music Expression, published in 2007 by Indiana University Press. He is currently writing a biography of legendary theremin virtuoso Clara Rockmore.

Posted May 14, 2014

David McGill photo by Todd Rosenberg