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Lorna McGhee

  • Flutist


Lorna McGhee: As a chamber musician and recitalist, she has performed throughout Europe and North America and most recently Australia. Her recitals have been broadcast on CBC Radio (Canada), BBC Radio (UK), NPR (USA), ABC (Australia), and Netherlands Radio. She has made chamber music recordings for EMI, Decca, ASV, Naxos, and Meridian. Along with duo partner Heidi Krutzen, she has released two CDs on Skylark Music: Taheke, 20th Century Masterpieces for Flute and Harp and Canada, New Works for Flute and Harp. Both discs include the duo’s own commissions. McGhee is a member of Trio Verlaine. Their first CD, Fin de Siècle, the music of Debussy and Ravel was released on Skylark Music in March 2008.

McGhee currently teaches at the University of British Columbia and also holds the International Fellow in Flute, a visiting teaching position at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music. She has given master classes in Europe, Canada, and the United States at such venues as the Royal Academy of Music, Royal College of Music, Guildhall School of Music, The Banff Centre, William Bennett International Summer School, and the 2007 National Flute Convention. Her principal teachers were David Nicholson and William Bennett. McGhee studied at the Royal Academy of Music, where she was awarded the Queen’s Commendation for Excellence. She has since been awarded the honourary title of Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music. In addition to her flute playing, McGhee also enjoys literature and the great outdoors – in particular, the wonderful scenery of British Columbia.