Scottish-born Lorna McGhee was formerly co-principal flute of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, a position she held until emigrating to Canada in 1998. She has performed as guest principal with many leading orchestras including the London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Academy of St-Martin-in-the-Fields, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Pittsburgh Symphony, Chicago Symphony, and Minnesota Orchestra. As a soloist, she has given concerto performances with the London Symphony, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, as well as orchestras in the United States and Canada. Most notably, she performed Penderecki's flute concerto with the Oregon Bach Festival Orchestra under the baton of Krystos Penderecki himself in 2004. The same year, she performed Mozart’s flute & harp concerto with Heidi Krutzen at the NFA Convention.