Hailed by The New York Times as “one of the foremost saxophonists of his generation” and as “a sterling saxophonist” by The Baltimore Sun, Timothy McAllister is an international soloist, member of the PRISM Quartet, and a champion of contemporary music credited with more than 150 premieres of new compositions by eminent and emerging composers worldwide. His solo, orchestral and chamber music recordings appear on the Naxos, Albany, Stradivarius, Summit, OMM, New Focus Recordings, Centaur, Innova, Parma and Nonesuch labels. His celebrated work is highlighted in the Deutsche Grammophone DVD release of John Adams’ City Noir, filmed as part of Gustavo Dudamel’s inaugural concert as music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
His World Premiere performance of John Adams’ Saxophone Concerto in August 2013 with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of the composer in the Sydney Opera House, was described by the Sydney Morning Herald as “astonishing.” Subsequent critically acclaimed US premieres with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Saint Louis Symphony have followed, along with a recording for the Nonesuch label. Upcoming solo engagements include the Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo, BBC Symphony Orchestra, the New World Symphony, among others. He returns to the Cabrillo Festival as soloist in the West Coast premiere of Adams’ concerto on Saturday, August 9, 2014.
McAllister has recently been soloist with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Elgin Symphony, Albany Symphony Orchestra, Reno Philharmonic, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Hong Kong Wind Philharmonia, Tokyo Wind Symphony, Pacific Symphony and the Nashville Symphony, among others. An in-demand orchestral saxophonist, he has toured in the US and abroad with both the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Chicago Symphony Orchestra, among many others.
He serves as Professor of Saxophone at Northwestern University, and is a clinician for the Conn-Selmer and D’Addario companies.
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