Melbourne Festival and MPavilion present

Marshall McGuire


Due to inclement weather, the Marshall McGuire performance has been postponed to Saturday 24 October at 3pm.

Renowned harpist Marshall McGuire returns to MPavilion with his modern and baroque harps.

Marshall is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts, the Paris Conservatoire and the Royal College of Music, London. As a harpist, he’s  commissioned and premiered more than 100 new works for harp, and has been a member of the ELISION ensemble since 1988. He has performed as soloist with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, English String Orchestra, Les Talens Lyriques, Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony and Australia Ensemble and has appeared at international festivals around the world including in Milan, Geneva, Brighton, Moscow, Vienna, Huddersfield, Huntington and Adelaide. He has also performed in a mine shaft in Castlemaine, on the beach at Orpheus Island, at the Chateau de Chantilly and in a 12th century chapel in Wales.

Marshall is founding President of the New Music Network, inaugural curator of the Utzon Music Series at the Sydney Opera House, a member of the Australian Youth Orchestra Artistic Advisory Committee, a trustee of the Hephzibah Tintner Trust and the Peggy Glanville-Hicks Composers House, and has been head of artistic planning with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra and Music Programmer at Arts Centre Melbourne.

Marshall is currently Co-Artistic Director of baroque group Ludovico’s Band and Head of Artistic Planning at Melbourne Recital Centre.