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Artist Biography

Marshall McGuire

Marshall McGuire

Marshall McGuire studied at the Victorian College of the Arts, the Paris Conservatoire and the Royal College of Music, London.

He has commissioned more than 30 new works for harp, and in recognition of this received the 1997 Sounds Australian Award for the Most Distinguished Contribution to the Presentation of Australian Music.

He has performed as soloist with numerous Australian and international orchestras and has appeared at international festivals including Aldeburgh, Moscow, Milan, Geneva, Tokyo, Vienna, Seoul, Huntington and Adelaide.

From 1988-1992, Marshall was Principal Harpist with the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, and he has been a member of ELISION since 1988. He was Artistic Director of The Seymour Group from 2003 - 2007, is Co-Artistic Director of baroque ensemble Ludovico's Band, and in 2004 was awarded an inaugural Creative Fellowship from the State Library of Victoria to research the works of Peggy Glanville-Hicks.

Marshall has released seven CDs, and has received three ARIA award nominations. He was the Founding President of the New Music Network, is a member of the Australian Youth Orchestra Artistic Advisory Committee, Curator of the Utzon Music Series at the Sydney Opera House, and Executive Manager, Artistic Planning with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra.

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