Claire Gunsbury is a flutist from the Brainerd Lakes Area, and will be going into her senior year of high school. She is the principal flutist of the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies premier orchestra, Symphony, and appeared with the group on a recent tour to Argentina. Claire has been honored as a Showcase Artist for Minnesota Varsity, a young artist competition hosted by Minnesota Public Radio, and was also a finalist in the Schubert Club Competition. She was a member of the 2015-16 All State Orchestra, and took part in the SPCO Chamber Music Institute.
Claire was a featured performer for the Lakes Area Music Festival's Community Concert during their 2015 season, and has enjoyed playing in the masterclasses and side-by-side rehearsals. She currently studies flute with Alicia McQuerrey of the St. Paul Chmber Orchestra and Immanuel Davis at the Univeristy of Minnesota. When not practicing or performing, Claire loves spending time with friends and family, reading, and relaxing outside.