Associate Principal Horn
Christopher Gongos has been a member of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra since 1998 and currently holds the title of Associate Principal Horn. Originally from Edmonton, Alberta, Mr. Gongos received his formal education at the University of Alberta where he earned his Bachelor of Music degree in Performance, as a student of Kay McCallister. He then pursued graduate studies at McGill University with John Zirbel, and has also studied with Philip Farkas, Michael Holtzel, and John MacDonald. He has been a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Canada and a Fellow at the Tanglewood Institute.
Mr. Gongos began his professional orchestral career as Principal Horn of the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. While in Kitchener he gained valuable experience in chamber music performance as a member of the Canadian Chamber Ensemble. He also served as Associate Principal Horn of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and as Second Horn of the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra.
Christopher Gongos continues to enrich his career by performing chamber music and contemporary music, as well as working in recording studios. He is also a dedicated teacher, with studios at the Glenn Gould School and at the University of Toronto. Many of his students have gone on to study at North America’s most prestigious music schools and have embarked on careers as professional musicians.
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