April Masterclass: Markus Osterlund, 2nd Horn, The National Symphony


Apr 23 2022


12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Horns United welcomes our April Distinguished Artist, Markus Osterlund of the National Symphony. Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Markus Osterlund joined the National Symphony Orchestra in 2016 after holding and being offered positions with the San Antonio and Hawaii Symphonies. He has also appeared onstage with the Philadelphia, Detroit, Houston, Atlanta, and Baltimore Symphonies.

During the summer, he holds the associate principal and third horn position of the Britt Festival Orchestra in Jacksonville, Oregon, as well as serving as instructor of horn and principal horn of the Festival Orchestra at the Pacific Music Institute in Honolulu, Hawaii. Further teaching engagements include the Kennedy Center’s NSO Summer Music Institute and master classes at DC Horn Day, the University of Maryland’s Music Education clinics and now with Horns United.

Markus holds degrees from both the Interlochen Arts Academy and from Rice University where he pursued artistic edification under Houston Symphony’s acclaimed horn pedagogue William VerMeulen. Recognitions include being chosen as a Yamaha Young Performing Artist in 2013, 2nd prize winner at the 2017 International Horn Competition of America, 3rd prize at the International Horn Society’s 2014 Premier Soloist Competition in London, and the 2015 Fischoff Competition’s Bronze Medal as a member of the Prismatics Woodwind Quintet. Welcome a rising star of the horn world and a super nice guy, Markus Osterlund.

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