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Timothy McAllister

Liz Ames, piano


Lessons of the Sky, Rodney Rogers


Inner Song, Elliot Carter


And Everything is Still..., Andy Scott


walking on the ceiling, David Biedenbender
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floating, breathing
stumble, run


Biography


Hailed as “a virtuoso, one of the foremost saxophonists of his generation” (The New York Times) and “a titan of contemporary music and the instrument, in general” (The Cleveland Plain Dealer), with performances lauded as “astonishing” (The Sydney Morning Herald) and demonstrating "wondrous dexterity" (GRAMOPHONE Magazine), Timothy McAllister is one of today’s premier soloists, a member of the renowned PRISM Quartet, and a champion of contemporary music credited with over 40 recordings and 200 premieres of new compositions by eminent and emerging composers worldwide.


To date he has appeared with over forty of the world's top orchestras and wind ensembles in 20 countries, and he has the distinction of being the second saxophone soloist to appear in the 120-year history of the London Proms concerts. He has recorded for the Nonesuch, ECM, Deutsche Grammophon, Stradivarius, Soundset, Centaur, Albany, Naxos, Equilibrium, New Focus, AUR, Summit, New Dynamic, Parma, XAS/Naxos and Innova labels. McAllister won a 2015 GRAMMY® Award with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and David Robertson, as soloist on the album "John Adams: City Noir," featuring Adams’ Saxophone Concerto.


A revered teacher of his instrument, he is regularly invited to teach at the world's top conservatories, music festivals and workshops. Previously on the faculties of several leading schools, including Northwestern University, where he succeeded Fred Hemke, he was appointed professor of saxophone at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance in 2014, following the legacies of Larry Teal and Donald Sinta.