Hailed for their ‘dazzling virtuosity and beautifully integrated ensemble,’ the McDermott Trio has been recognized as one of the most exciting trios of their generation.
Since their Carnegie Recital Hall debut, they have appeared in recitals throughout North America, Central America and Europe. Highlights of recent seasons include debuts at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the 92nd Street Y´s Kaufman Hall, at the Ravinia Festival and their first visit to Mexico as a trio with the Mainly Mozart Festival.
The McDermott Trio’s radio and television credits include numerous appearances on the NBC and PBS Television Networks, CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Karault, New York´s WQXR, WNYC and Performance Today. In addition, they were featured musicians in the MGM motion picture ‘FAME.’
Violinist Kerry McDermott has been recognized as one of the most versatile and exciting artists of her generation. A first violinist with the New York Philharmonic, Ms. McDermott joined as its youngest member at the age of twenty-one, and has since appeared as soloist with them throughout North America.
She has garnered prizes and awards in major competitions including the Montreal International Violin Competition and the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow – where she also received a special award for “Best Artistic Interpretation”. At age seventeen, Ms. McDermott became the youngest winner in the history of Artists International Auditions which resulted in her New York recital debut.
She has performed on tour throughout Holland with Reizend Muziek, as well as North American tours with The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and the Muir String Quartet. Ms. McDermott has also appeared at Summerfest La Jolla, Angel Fire, Music in the Vineyards, Chamber Music Northwest, Bravo! Colorado, Caramour, Marlboro, Tanglewood, Wolftrap, Mostly Mozart, OK Mozart, Newport, Fredericksburg, Ravinia and on three continents with the New York Philharmonic Ensembles.
She has recorded for Cala, New World Records and Melodia, and her media appearances include a PBS/ABC/BBC Documentary, the motion picture FAME and an AT&T commercial for National Network Television.
She is a member of The McDermott trio with her sisters, pianist, Anne-Marie and cellist, Maureen, and a Master Artist and National Reviewer for the National YoungArts Foundation. Ms. McDermott is an alumna of the Manhattan School of Music and Yale College.
Hailed by the press as “a musician of commitment and energy… with brilliance of technique and masterful interpretations,” Maureen McDermott sustains an active career as soloist, chamber musician, recording artist and teacher.
A native of New York, she has performed in France, Taiwan, Brazil, China, Germany, Mexico, St. Bartholemy, Curacao and throughout the U.S. and Canada. Concerts in the U.S. have included performances at Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall’s “Great Performers Series”, Barge Music, Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Hall, the Kennedy Center and the Van Cliburn Foundation in Texas.
An active chamber music performer, Ms. McDermott is a member of the McDermott Trio and a former founding member of the cello quartet “CELLO”.
Ms. McDermott is a founding member of the Lighthouse Chamber Players, a group that performs throughout Cape Cod every summer. The highlight of several summers was an annual collaboration with Bernard Greenhouse.
Media appearances include the movie “FAME,” CBS Sunday Morning, an AT&T commercial (broadcast internationally) and in TIME and W magazines. She has recorded on the SONY Classical, Angel, d’Note classics, BMG and Pro Arte labels.
Ms. McDermott also performs regularly as a substitute with the New York Philharmonic and records for movie sound tracks and television commercials.
Ms. McDermott is on the cello faculty at the Mannes School of Music, the School for Strings and Third Street Music School Settlement in New York City. She has given master classes across the U.S., in Taiwan and Sao Paolo, Brazil.
Pianist Anne-Marie McDermott is a consummate artist who balances a versatile career as a soloist and collaborator. She recently premiered a concerto written for her by Poul Ruders as well as a solo piano sonata by Charles Wuorinen. She has performed with the Philadelphia, Minnesota, Los Angeles Chamber and Australian Chamber orchestras, the New York and Hong Kong philharmonics as well as the Dallas, National, Houston, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Atlanta, New Jersey and Baltimore symphonies.
Ms. McDermott has recorded the complete Prokofiev Piano Sonatas, Bach English Suites and Partitas (which was named Gramophone Magazine’s Editor’s Choice), and most recently, Gershwin Complete Works for Piano and Orchestra with the Dallas Symphony and Justin Brown.
Ms. McDermott is the Artistic Director of the famed Vail Valley Music Festival in Colorado, which hosts the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Dallas Symphony in addition to numerous chamber music concerts.
She was named an artist member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in 1995 and continues a long standing collaboration with the highly acclaimed violinist, Nadja Salerno Sonnenberg.
She continues to perform each season with her sisters, Maureen McDermott and Kerry McDermott in the McDermott Trio. She has also released an all Schumann CD with violist, Paul Neubauer, as well as the Complete Chamber Music of Debussy with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.
Ms. McDermott studied at the Manhattan School of Music with Dalmo Carra, Constance Keene and John Browning. She was a winner of the Young Concert Artists auditions and was awarded an Avery Fisher Career Grant.