Artistic Director | Bravo! Vail
Pianist Anne-Marie McDermott has been Artistic Director of the Bravo! Vail Music Festival since 2011. She enjoys performing, recording, commissioning, and planning a tremendous variety of music encompassing many centuries and styles. She is currently working on recording the complete Mozart Concertos with the Odense Symphony in Denmark and all of Haydn’s Piano Sonatas for release on Bridge Records. This summer she is looking forward to presenting all nine of Prokofiev’s Piano Sonatas (which she has recorded) together with pianists Anna Geniushene and Ilya Shmukler, whom she discovered while serving as a jurist for the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.
Last summer, she premiered a new concerto by Chris Rogerson, commissioned for her by Bravo! Vail in honor of her 10th anniversary. She will premier an expanded version of the work with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra in April 2024. Anne-Marie has been devoted to chamber music her entire career and performs regularly with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, where she has been a member since 1995. She is the Artistic Director of two chamber music festivals: one at the McKnight Performing Arts Center in Oklahoma; the other in Ocean Reef, Florida.