Jon Gustely

Jon Gustely has held principal horn positions in major orchestras in Europe, the United States and Mexico.  Before joining the Louisville Orchestra as Principal Horn in 2007, he was Principal Horn of the National Opera of Belgium under the batons of Sir John Pritchard and Sylvan Cambreling, the Mexico City Opera with Eduardo Mata, the Mexico City Philharmonic with Jorge Mester and the Orquesta Sinfonica de la Mineria with Carlos Miguel Prieto.


He is a frequent soloist and chamber musician in Europe, the United States and Mexico. Recent engagements have included Strauss’ Second Horn Concerto with the Mexico City Philharmonic, Strauss’ First Concerto with the Sinfonica de Monterrey, Haydn’s First Concerto with the Bellas Artes Chamber Orchestra, and the Schumann Konzertstuck with the Orquesta Sinfonica de la Mineria.

Other prestigious orchestras that Jon has performed with include the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, St Louis Symphony, Cincinatti Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.

Jon recently accompanied the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra as Associate Principal Horn on a European tour which included a live recording of the Mahler 2nd symphony in the Musikverein in Vienna, Austria.

Jon is a founding member of the wind octet Sinfonietta Ventus with whom he has toured Europe, the United States and Mexico and has also recorded 4 compact discs.

Recent chamber music collaborations include performances with the pianist Jorge Federico Osorio and the Latin American String Quartet and the Brahms Trio here in Louisville with pianist Nada Loutfi and violinist Robert Simmonds.

Jon was recently appointed adjunct horn faculty at Bellarmine University, here in Louisville.