Over the past decade, composer/pianist John McGinn has achieved widespread acclaim as a performer of new and recent music, appearing with such groups as EARPLAY and the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, American Camerata, Opera Americana and the Kennedy Center Orchestra (Washington, D.C.), the Orchestra of St. Luke's (New York), and operatic and theatrical groups around the United States and Europe. The AmCam label recently released his tenth commercial recording, The 20th Century Piano, an album of solo works plus three improvisations. Other recording credits include several works by Berkeley composer John Adams (Nixon in China, The Death of Klinghoffer, Fearful Symmetries), song cycles by Russell Woollen with soprano Linda Mabbs, and numerous chamber works with American Camerata. In 1999, Mr. McGinn received his D.M.A. in composition from Stanford University, where he currently serves as a Lecturer in theory and piano.

[from program for May 21, 2001 concert]