Gordon Hunt was born in London and studied with Terence MacDonagh. He performs throughout the world as Soloist and Conductor and with renowned chamber ensembles. He has a distinguished orchestral career as Principal Oboe of the London Chamber Orchestra and formerly, the Philharmonia and London Philharmonic Orchestras. He is also Principal Oboe of The World Orchestra for Peace.
Regarded as one of the world’s leading oboists, he has appeared with international orchestras and for over more than four decades has played concertos and recitals and conducted on six continents. In 2005 he played the ‘Adagio’ from Albinoni’s “D minor Concerto” at the marriage of The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, and in 2010 was designated a UNESCO Artist for Peace. He has recorded extensively, including the Richard Strauss “Oboe Concerto”, acclaimed in the Penguin CD Guide as the finest version available. He is the original “Gabriel’s Oboe” on the Morricone soundtrack of the 1986 film “The Mission”.