Acting Principal Horn
Daniel Gingrich grew up in Stickney,
Illinois. He was a member of the Chicago Youth Orchestra and the Civic
Orchestra of Chicago (1969–72) while studying with the Chicago Symphony’s
Richard Oldberg. After attending Roosevelt University’s Chicago Musical College
(now Chicago College of Performing Arts), he joined the Rochester Philharmonic
at the age of 19. He played with the National Symphony Orchestra of Washington,
D.C. for one season before joining the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in 1975. In
2002, Daniel Barenboim appointed him associate principal horn.
Gingrich has served as guest
principal horn with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Saint Louis Symphony
and the China National Symphony in Beijing.
Active as a soloist and chamber
musician, Daniel Gingrich is a member of the Grammy Award–winning Chicago Pro
Musica. He is also the horn coach for the Civic Orchestra of Chicago.
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