Harpist Marshall McGuire is Director of Artistic Planning at the Melbourne Recital Centre, having previously been Music Programmer at Arts Centre Melbourne from 2012 to 2015, and from 2006 to 2011 Executive Manager, Artistic Planning, with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra.
He studied at the Victorian College of the Arts, the Paris Conservatoire and the Royal College of Music, London. He has 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 many international festivals, including Aldeburgh, Melbourne, Milan, Geneva, Brighton, Moscow, Vienna, Huddersfield, Huntington and Adelaide.
Marshall is founding President of the New Music Network, a member of the Australian Youth Orchestra Artistic Advisory Committee, and a trustee of the Hephzibah Tintner Trust and the Peggy Glanville-Hicks Composers’ House Trust.