Principal and member of the orchestra since 2007.
Markus Maskuniitty assumed the position as section leader of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra’s horn section in the 2007 season. He most recently held the position of solo horn player with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and previously held the same position with the Berlin Philharmonic and the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Since 2000, he has also held a horn professorship at the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media.
Markus Maskuniitty studied at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki and then in Berlin. He has won awards in numerous international competitions, including the ARD competition in Munich, which is Germany’s largest competition for classical musicians. Maskuniitty regularly appears as a soloist in different chamber music contexts. With the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, he has been a soloist in Britten’s Serenade for Horn, Tenor and Strings and in Oliver Knussen’s Horn Concerto.