Originally from Port Angeles, Washington, Hunter Gordon is currently Acting Section Bassoon of the Charlotte Symphony for the 2017-2018 season. He holds a Master of Music from Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music and both a Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Oberlin College and Conservatory. Previously Second Bassoon/Assistant Principal of the Symphony of Southeast Texas, Gordon has also appeared with the Houston Symphony, Houston Grand Opera, Louisiana Philharmonic and as guest principal of the Jacksonville Symphony. Hunter’s summer festivals include the Verbier Festival, Spoleto Festival USA, National Repertory Orchestra (2015), Texas Music Festival and Round Top Festival Institute. His primary teachers are Benjamin Kamins, George Sakakeeny and Otto Eifert.
Hunter says, “NRO was a fantastic way to become familiar with major orchestral repertoire, something that has proven to be invaluable in the years since I attended. The experience of preparing and performing so many concerts was extremely beneficial and helped shape my approach to a career in music.”