Meet the musicians

Jennifer Gunn


Jennifer Gunn, flute, was appointed to the position of Piccolo with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra by Maestro Daniel Barenboim in 2005.  Since joining the CSO, Jennifer has been active in the orchestra’s contemporary music series MusicNow, youth programs, and as a coach for the Civic Orchestra of Chicago.  In addition to playing in the CSO, she has been a regular guest artist with the Chicago Chamber Musicians, Dempster Pro Musica, and the Music of the Baroque Orchestra.  Prior to joining the CSO, Jennifer has been a member of the Louisville Orchestra, the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, and the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra.  She has also performed with various other orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Gunn made her debut as soloist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in May of 2008 playing Vivaldi’s Concerto in C Major RV 443.  She has also been a featured soloist on the MusicNow series playing Shirish Korde’s Nesting Cranes and has shared the CSO stage with her colleagues for Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 2. While Principal Flute of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Jennifer was a soloist on multiple occasions. Jennifer is a native of Pennsylvania and holds a Bachelor of Music Degree from the Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne University where she studied with Robert Langevin and Rhian Kenny.  Her other teachers have included George Pope and Mary Kay Ferguson.