Ted Gurch has held the position of Associate Principal Clarinet and E-flat Clarinet with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) since 1989. He plays saxophone on jazz, pops, and classical programs, and has appeared as a concerto soloist with the ASO on saxophone as well as clarinet.
An active presenter of new music, Mr. Gurch has performed and recorded with the Atlanta-based ensembles Thamyris and Bent Frequency, and is a founding member of the Georgia Tech-based new music group Sonic Generator, which specializes in the intersection of music and technology. He has also been a performer with the Atlanta, Riverside, and Georgian Chamber players.
Prior to arriving in Atlanta, Mr. Gurch served as Principal Clarinet of the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra for three seasons. He attended the Eastman School of Music, where he studied with Stanley Hasty and Charles Neidich, and earned a bachelor's degree and the performer's certificate. While at Eastman he was active as a saxophonist in the school's jazz program, was a member of the award-winning Eastman Jazz Ensemble, and was a first-call extra with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.