Carlos Kalmar

Artistic Director & Principal Conductor, Grant Park Music Festival

I have been working with Jon Boen since the year 2000. He is not only the most committed and efficient Principal Horn I have ever had the pleasure to work with, he also brings an impeccable sense of security and musicality to the stage. The beauty of his sound, his great ability to shape phrases any way he wants, the quick understanding for what he is being asked to do makes him an outstanding player. On top of that he is also a knowledgeable and very pleasant human being. I am proud to be a colleague of Jon Boen.