English oboist and conductor Gordon Hunt was born in London and studied with Terence MacDonagh. He has an acclaimed career in five continents as a soloist and conductor, and also regularly takes master classes and plays with many renowned ensembles. In addition, he has a distinguished orchestral career as Principal Oboe in the Philharmonia and London Chamber Orchestras. Previously he has held the same position in the London Philharmonic, and has also played as Guest Principal with the Berlin Philharmonic.
Recognised as one of the world's leading oboists, he appears regularly as soloist with international orchestras, having worked with conductors such as Ashkenazy, Andrew Davis, Giulini, Kondrashin, Muti, Sir John Pritchard, Sir Simon Rattle, Sinopoli, Tate and Welser-Most. A performance of the Mozart Oboe Concerto in Berlin received a standing ovation, and critics wrote that, "With his crystal clear, aristocratic tone, he undoubtedly ranks as one of the greatest exponents of his instrument". He has performed concertos and recitals throughout the world, including the Bach double concerto for violin and oboe with Pinchas Zukerman in Europe, America and the Far East on the English Chamber Orchestra's World Tour.
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