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Marci Gurnow

Clarinet

Marci Gurnow

Biography

Marci Gurnow joined the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra as Second Clarinet in September 2016. She comes to Atlanta after spending a season as the acting Second Clarinet of the Detroit Symphony. Prior to that, she held the Second and Bass Clarinet position with the Jacksonville Symphony from 2006-2015. She has also performed with the Chicago Symphony, New York Philharmonic, National Symphony, and Dallas Symphony. In addition, she spends her summers as Second Clarinet with the Bellingham Festival Orchestra.

Gurnow earned her Bachelor of Music degree from Southern Methodist University and her Master of Music degree from Northwestern University. She has participated in numerous music festivals including the Bravo! Vail Festival, Highlands Cashiers Chamber Music Festival, Pacific Music Festival, and the Aspen Music Festival. Gurnow is also a founding member of the International Chamber Artists based in Chicago, where she recently performed on a Live from WFMT broadcast.

Although music is the main focus of her life, Gurnow also enjoys a balance of other challenges. An avid runner, she has run seven marathons including the Boston Marathon and has completed Ironman Arizona, a 140.6 mile triathlon. She also enjoys rock climbing, yoga, hiking, watching baseball and is a Buffet Crampon USA performing artist.