Berndt Thurner was born in Austria. A percussionist of remarkable breadth who is equally at home as a soloist and in an ensemble setting, he also studied jazz and improvisation.
Thurner´s musicality is influenced by his passionate travels to regions all over the world, voyages from which he returns with impressions and musical instruments alike.
He has made appearances at many important European festivals including Wien modern, the Holland Festival and IGNM World Music Days among others. He performs frequently with several noteworthy ensembles for contemporary music like PHACE, Klangforum Wien, and many more.