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Ted Gurch

Associate Principal Clarinet

Ted Gurch


Ted Gurch is the Associate Principal/E-flat Clarinetist with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, a position he has held since 1989. Prior to coming to Atlanta, he served for three seasons as Principal Clarinetist with the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra. 

He attended the Eastman School of Music, where he studied with Stanley Hasty and Charles Neidich, earning a bachelor's degree and performer's certificate. While at Eastman, he performed with the Rochester Philharmonic and the Rochester Chamber Orchestra and was also active as a saxophonist in the school's jazz program as a member of the award-winning Eastman Jazz Ensemble. 

He has been featured with the Atlanta Symphony as a concerto soloist on both clarinet and saxophone, and has also appeared locally as a soloist with the Atlanta Wind Symphony, the DeKalb Symphony Orchestra, the Georgia Tech Symphony Orchestra and the wind ensembles of Emory University, Kennesaw State University and Georgia Tech. An active presenter of new music, he has performed and recorded with the contemporary group Luna Nova and with the Atlanta-based ensembles Thamyris and Bent Frequency. He is also a founding member of the Georgia Tech-based new music group Sonic Generator, which specializes in the intersection of music and technology, and has performed with the Atlanta, Riverside and Georgian Chamber Players, the Atlanta Winds and the Grand Teton Music Festival. 

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