Timothy McAllister

Saxophonist Timothy McAllister, hailed as “a virtuoso, one of the foremost saxophonists of his generation” (The New York Times), 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. International acclaim came in 2009 with his celebrated work in John Adams’s City Noir, filmed as part of Gustavo Dudamel’s inaugural concert as Music Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the World Premiere of John Adams’s Saxophone Concerto in 2013 with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra under the baton of the composer in the Sydney Opera House. A regular saxophonist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, he has performed the world's top orchestras and ensembles in fifteen countries, and he has the distinction of having been one of the only classical saxophonists to appear as soloist in the 120-year history of the BBC Proms concerts. He has recorded for the Nonesuch, ECM, Deutsche Grammophon, Berliner Philharmoniker Recordings, Stradivarius, Soundset and other labels. McAllister won a Grammy Award with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and David Robertson as soloist on the album "John Adams: City Noir" featuring the Saxophone Concerto. Following appointments at Arizona State University and Northwestern University, among others, he was named Professor of Saxophone at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance in 2014, succeeding his legendary mentor, Donald Sinta.