Music Director and Principal Conductor, Lyric Opera of Chicago
Of all the principal horn players I’ve had the pleasure of working with in many orchestras over the years, few have come close to Jon Boen. His accuracy is remarkable, but this is but one in a long list of his qualities as a musician. His sensitivity to style, his command of a huge palette of tonal colours and the wonderful way in which he interacts with his colleagues in the pit make him one of the most rewarding artists with whom I have ever had the pleasure of working.
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.