Star of the international flute world Lorna McGhee is flying in from America just to take part in the Rye Arts Festival. She is teaming up with Rye based pianist Anne Marshall for a concert in St Mary’s Church on Wednesday, September 19 at 7:30pm titled Music of Love, Loss and Remembrance. It will include works composed for musicians fighting on the front line in World War I and also some well-known works by JS Bach, Debussy and Gluck.
Renowned for her “exceptionally rich and vibrant tone” (Washington Post), Lorna McGhee has performed as guest principal with many of the world’s leading orchestras. An Honorary Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music, Lorna has performed as guest principal with orchestras across the world including the Chicago Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, London Symphony, London Philharmonic, Academy of St-Martin-in-the-Fields and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and has worked with renowned conductors including Haitink, Gergiev, Rattle, Solti, Harnoncourt, Muti and Honeck. Before moving to North America in 1998, Lorna was co-principal flute of the BBC Symphony Orchestra.
Anne is highly sought after as an accompanist and has performed with various distinguished artists including Sir James Galway. She has appeared with him in concert at the Koerner Hall Toronto, Adrian Boult Hall Birmingham, the Sherborne Abbey Festival in the UK, the Adams Flute Festival in The Netherlands, the Slovenian Flute Festival and St John Smith Square London as part of the Gramophone Magazine Awards Ceremony. Anne’s broadcasts include appearing with Sir James Galway in September 2016, February 2014 and August 2012 live on the BBC Radio 3 program “In Tune”. She has also played concerts with Karl-Heinz Schutz – solo principal flute of the Vienna State Opera Orchestra and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra; Samuel Coles – principal of the London Philharmonia Orchestra; Stefan Hoskuldsson – principal of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Joanna Westers – Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; Maxence Larrieu, Julie Stewart-Lafin and Marina Piccinini.
Image Credits: Anne Marshall / Debbie Stockwell , Lorna McGhee / Takuyuki Saito .