Since 2001, Christopher Gaudi has had the great privilege of playing with a number of the top American orchestras, teaching across the United States, and performing around the world.
He has served as the Acting Associate Principal Oboe of the San Francisco Symphony (five seasons), the Acting Assistant Principal Oboe of the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C. (two seasons), as interim Professor of Oboe at the University of Indiana Bloomington, and as Principal Oboe in the San Diego Symphony (two seasons).
Mr. Gaudi has also served as Guest Principal Oboe with the Aspen Chamber Orchestra and the Atlanta, Seattle, and Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestras, as well as being a frequent substitute with the Metropolitan Opera.
In addition, he has performed with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Auckland Philharmonia and Orchestra Wellington in New Zealand, and for multiple occasions at The White House.
Mr. Gaudi has participated in numerous festivals including Aspen, Kent/Blossom, Mainly Mozart, Mostly Mozart, Spoleto (Italy), the New York String Orchestra Seminar, and the Interlochen Arts Camp and has presented masterclasses at the Aspen Music Festival, the Colburn School, Interlochen, and the Hidden Valley Music Seminars.
As a student of Elaine Douvas and John Mack, he received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from The Juilliard School.