Gene Collerd, Acting PrincipalClarinet
Caldwell, New Jersey
Year you joined the Grant Park Music Festival:
Where you live now:
River Forest, Illinois
Where did you study?
What do you love most about your instrument?
The range of tone and pitch; expressive possibilities
What would you be if you were not a musician?
Who would you love to work with in a future musical collaboration (conductors, guest artists) who you have not previously worked with?
Conductor Gustavo Dudamel; Cellist Johannes Moser
What’s on your playlist at the moment?
Mahler, Mozart, Bette Midler, Trisha Yearwood