Brian Mangrum joined the Columbus Symphony as Principal Horn in June 2018. From Montreal, he began taking horn lessons at the age of twelve with Denys Derome. He continued his studies with John Milner at the Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal and with John Zirbel at Marianopolis College and the Aspen Music Festival and School. In 2017, he won first prize in the brass category of the Montreal Symphony’s Manulife Competition.
Brian received his bachelor’s degree in horn performance in 2018 from Rice University, where he was in William VerMeulen’s studio. He has performed as a substitute with the Houston Symphony and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra as well as Guest Principal with The Cleveland Orchestra.
An avid hiker, Brian spends as much time as possible outdoors with his dog, Hildy. He also loves performing chamber music, cooking, and playing hockey.