Kristina Mascher-Turner, former principal horn of the Brussels Philharmonic, hails from Albany, Oregon and is based in Luxembourg. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she studied with Douglas Hill, and the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin under the tutelage of Kurt Palm, and also studied privately with Fergus McWilliam.
Early in her career, she was engaged in various orchestras, including the Odense Symfoniorkester (Denmark) and three tours as principal horn with the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester under Claudio Abbado, Pierre Boulez and Kent Nagano. She joined the world-famous American Horn Quartet in 2009, with whom she has toured and recorded extensively. Mascher-Turner is also a member of the Ni Ensemble of Luxembourg (First Prize winners at the 9th International Competition for Brass Instrument Ensembles in Passau) and with husband Kerry Turner forms the Virtuoso Horn Duo.
Mascher-Turner has given masterclasses and performed in over 30 countries on six continents. In 2016, she was elected vice president of the International Horn Society (IHS) and is the editor of the IHS digital newsletter, Horn and More. Horn aside, Kristina is co-owner of Phoenix Music Publications and sings with a semi-professional vocal octet.
For more information, visit www.kristinamascher.org.