CHRISTINA FASSBENDER studied in Stuttgart with Prof. Jean-Claude Gérard and at the Mozarteum in Salzburg with Prof. Michael Martin Kofler.
As a soloist she has performed with orchestras like Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of the Beethovenhalle Bonn, Orchestra of the Komische Oper Berlin (under the baton of Kirill Petrenko), Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Lucerne Festival Strings, Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra and many more.
From 1999 to 2012 she held the position as solo flutist of the Orchestra of the Komische Oper Berlin. In this position she was invited as a guest musician to orchestras such as Berlin Philharmonic, Staatskapelle Berlin, Bayerisches Staatsorchester Munich and WDR Radio Symphony Cologne.
From 2012 she followed her vocation to teach and took over a professorship at the Musikhochschule Münster. Soon her excellent reputation spread and after a further position as flute professor at Musikhochschule Würzburg Christina Fassbender was appointed in 2017 professor to the Universität der Künste Berlin. She is a frequent lecturer at international master classes and regularly serves as a juror at national and international competitions as last in 2019 as chairwoman of the 71st competition of the Prague Spring.
Christina Fassbender has recorded various CDs for the labels Ars musici, Hänssler Profil and ambitus.
Her concert activities both as a soloists as well as chamber musician have taken her to the festivals in Schleswig-Holstein, Zermatt, Mecklenburg- Vorpommern and Heidelberg. Her chamber music partners include the Trio Wiek, the Klenke Quartett, the Ma‘alot Quintett and the Scharoun Ensemble Berlin.
Christina Fassbender is a Sankyo artist and plays a 14K flute with 18K headjoint.