Marshall McGuire studied at the Victorian College of the Arts, the Paris Conservatoire and the Royal College of Music, London. His London debut recital was presented at the Purcell Room for the Park Lane Group. 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 with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, English String Orchestra, Les Talens Lyriques, Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony and Australia Ensemble and has appeared at 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, a trustee of the Hephzibah Tintner Foundation and the Peggy Glanville-Hicks Composers House, and was head of artistic planning with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra from 2006-2011.
He has performed in caves, on the beach at Orpheus Island, at the Chateau de Chantilly, in shearing sheds, and in a 12th century chapel in Wales. Playing music in exotic and beautiful locations is his passion.