Brian Kuhns, who plays double bass, has been with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic since 1997.

Born in Terre Haute, he considers Fort Wayne his hometown. He began studying music at age 10 and also plays guitar. Kuhns received a Bachelor of Music Performance from Indiana University, Bloomington, in 1991. He was a member of the LaRoque D’Antheron, France, International Piano Festival orchestra in 1989 and won a Fellowship Award to the Aspen Music Festival in 1991. Kuhns is a Realtor with Coldwell Banker Roth Wehrly Graber and names golf and cookouts as his hobbies. He has three children, Sebastian, Joshua and Olivia.