JONATHAN GUNN has been named principal clarinet in the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, where he will hold the Emma Margaret & Irving D. Goldman Chair. He joined the CSO as associate principal and E-flat clarinet in 2004, and served as acting principal clarinet from 2010 to 2014. Prior to Cincinnati, Gunn spent six years in the Fort Wayne (Ind.) Philharmonic as principal clarinet. He has performed with the Chicago, Pittsburgh, and Colorado symphonies and the New York Philharmonic, and appeared as soloist with the Cincinnati Pops, the Wheeling (W.Va.) Symphony, and the Fort Wayne Philharmonic. A native of Sheffield, England, who relocated to the U.S. at age eleven, Gunn holds a bachelor’s degree from the Shepherd School of Music at Houston’s Rice University and a master’s in music from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh.
Posted May 1, 2015