Marina Krickler is a sought-after horn player who performs with a variety of groups including: Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra, and New Bedford Symphony Orchestra. As a soloist, she recently performed Mozart’s Concerto No. 4 with Haffner Sinfonietta. She is also the co-founder of the Red Hedgehog Trio, a chamber ensemble dedicated to exploring and expanding the repertoire for horn, violin, and piano.
Marina earned an M. M. in Performance from The Boston Conservatory, where she studied with Eli Epstein. She also holds a B. M. in Performance from the University of Toronto, where she studied with Gabe Radford, and a Music Performance Diploma from Mount Royal University, where she studied with Laurie Matiation. She has also studied intensively with Joan Watson and Rachel Childers.
In addition to her formal education, Marina has participated in a number of summer programs. These include the National Academy Orchestra, National Arts Centre Young Artists Program, the National Youth Orchestra of Canada, as well as Le Domaine Forget, and The Banff Centre for the Arts.
Originally from Calgary, Alberta, Marina spent her formative years playing piano and flute, and was drawn to the horn at the age of sixteen. Having been inspired to become a musician by her former band director, she believes strongly in the value of music education. She is on faculty at Winchester Community Music School, Dana Hall School of Music, and Wellesley Public Schools. She has also has given masterclasses at various Calgary schools.