He was born in Florida USA, he holds a degree in philology from the University of North Carolina USA. He began his musical studies with Consuelo Colomer and continued with Michael Zenge and Phyllis Rappeport. In 1984 he moved to Barcelona to study with Carlota Garriga at the prestigious Marshall Academy, founded in 1901 by Enrique Granados. From 1991 he worked with Alicia de Larrocha the Spanish and classical repertoire.
Mac McClure's repertoire extends from Bach to Lutoslawski, Messeain and Rzweski. Bach, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Schumann and Ravel are preferred by McClure composers. Very common in their programs is the music of Spanish composers (Albéniz, Falla, Garriga, Montsalvatge, Mompou, Rodrigo, Surinach, Turina) His interpretations of the music of the twentieth century and contemporary music have been acclaimed by critics, public and composers . He has premiered works by Montsalvatge, Mompou, Morera, Arauco and Henze. His repertoire for piano and orchestra includes works, De Aguila, Bolcom, Barber, Bartok, Daughtery, Falla, Garriga, Montsalvatge, and Surinach. He has studied closely the performance of French art song with Dalton Baldwin, performing the complete works of Debussy and Faure. He has performed and recorded the complete vocal works of Albeniz, Granados, Montsalvatge Mompou and Ginastera.
Among his more than 40 CD recordings must highlight the world premiere recording of the songs of Isaac Albeniz, and coordination of the recording of the complete works of music of Xavier Montsalvatge. . His first solo piano CD was dedicated to transcriptions for piano music of Bach performed by Liszt, Saint-Saens and Busoni. The world premiere recording of the quintet op. Enrique Granados 49 of which received excellent reviews in Gramaphone (2002) and International Record Review. all productions Columna Música. His last album was Robert Gerhard tunes along with mezzo-soprano Nancy Fabiola Herrera. Along with Albert Moraleda record label founded Klassic Cat, already much with 12 titles on the market.
With the Editorial Boileau has edited music for piano, vocal music, and chamber music by Cassado Joaquim, Joan Comellas, Enric Granados, Isaac Albeniz, and Robert Gerhard.
He was director of the First International Festival of Medellin, was Director of the Festival d'Estiu in Sitges. He has organized weeks of Catalan culture with the Universidad Mayor de Santiago and together with the Bolívar Foundation in Quito, Ecuador. He is founder and director of the International Vocal course in Bogota Colombia.
He performs in Spain and Europe, debuting at the International Festival of Perelada in an avantgarde Carlos Santos production of Rossini's Barber of Seville. He has performed at festivals in Camprodon, Torella de Montgri, Girona, Pals, Alicante, Madrid, Granada, Dusseldorf, Munich. . . .
Travels to the United States two or three times a year giving concerts and master classes at universities (Juilliard, Michagan:… Ann Arbor and Kalamazoo, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Greenville, Queens College, University of Arizona) and Conservatories (Julliard School of Music). Debuted in Sydney Australia in 2013
Since 2010 he is associate professor and director of the Master in Piano Pedagogy at the National University of Colombia. In August 2011 he was appointed director of the National Conservatory of Colombia, a post he held until July 2014. Since 2012 is the director of the master of symphonic direction, January 2013 was appointed to the board of the Bogota Philharmonic.
To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Enrique Granados 2017, he will offer concerts in Australia (April) United States (May and October ) Serbia, Spain (June) Cuba and China.
He is reprersented by America Iber Musica. www.americaibermusica.com/instrumentistas/mac-mcclure