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Flutist Claire Gunsbury is a versatile performer and teacher with an appetite for novelty and nuance. She is currently pursuing her Master of Music at Carnegie Mellon University with Pittsburgh Symphony Principal Flutist Lorna McGhee.


Claire's musical activities are informed by movement based practices such as Dalcroze Eurhythmics and Alexander Technique, and she aims to center human experience and connection in all of her work. As an orchestral and chamber musician, Claire has enjoyed performing with the National Repertory Orchestra, Lakes Area Music Festival Orchestra, and Akron Symphony. 


Claire is proud to be a founding member of the Lullaby Project Pittsburgh, working with parents and children to write and record personal songs for families. Claire holds a BM in Flute Performance, BM in Musicology, and Certificate in Music Entrepreneurship from the University of Colorado Boulder. She also holds a Certificate in Performing Arts Medicine from the Performing Arts Medicine Association.

recent recordings

Brian Lambert's dino-inspired piece "Archaeopteryx," performed by Claire and Er-Hsuan Li on piano. Check it out if you're into extended techniques and classical instruments attempting to re-enact a dinosaur chase. It's a wild ride.

Nathalia Kato (piano) and Claire performing Dustin Rumsey's work "Vanishing Point" for flute and piano. Recorded in Grusin Chamber Hall, Boulder, CO. 

"We don't see the destination. Just an idea in the distance. The path is unclear and chaotic and our journey is full of stumbling, hesitation, doubt. Yet if we strive forward, we learn the chaos can show us our way. And we find each other as we move ever toward the vanishing point."

Vanishing Point: I. Blind-ChaosDustin Rumsey
00:00 / 02:48
Vanishing Point - II. PathDustin Rumsey
00:00 / 10:25

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