“I have always been the type of flutist to enjoy playing each role the flute holds in the orchestra. But, when I sat in the piccolo chair, I knew I had found my place. The character and sparkle the piccolo adds to the musical texture is truly unique. I believe that with time spent on the instrument and perhaps a little patience, every flutist can fall in love with the sound of the instrument and become a wonderful piccolo player.”
Jennifer M. Gunn holds the Dora and John Aalbregtse Piccolo Chair in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and is on the faculty at Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music.