Marshall McGuire (1974-81)

At Trinity, Marshall was School Music Vice-Captain and a St Paul’s Chorister; he is now acclaimed as one of the world’s leading harpists in contemporary and baroque repertoire. Marshall’s experience is broad and deep: he studied at the Victorian College of the Arts, the Paris Conservatoire and the Royal College of Music, London and has performed as soloist with renowned orchestras, including the Australian Chamber Orchestra and the English String Orchestra. He has also appeared at international festivals and has received numerous fellowships. He has released seven CDs and received three ARIA Award nominations. In 1997 he received the Sounds Australian Award for the Most Distinguished Contribution to the Presentation of Australian Music.

Furthermore, Marshall is founding president of the New Music Network, a member of the Australian Youth Orchestra Artistic Advisory Committee, a trustee of the Hephzibah Tintner Trust and the Peggy Glanville-Hicks House and was head of artistic planning with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra from 2006 to 2011.

Marshall is currently co-artistic director of Ludovico’s Band and Music Programmer at Arts Centre Melbourne.