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Markus Vorzellner
Collaborative Pianist & Coach

Markus Vorzellner was born in Vienna and studied piano at the former University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna with Elisabeth Dvorak-Weisshaar and Harald Ossberger. He furthered his education with collaboration in the vocal area with, among others: John Dickie, Paul Armin Edelmann, Peter Edelmann, Daniela Fally, Bernarda Fink, Gabriele Fontana Heinz Holecek, Wolfgang Holzmair, Eva Lind, Herbert Lippert, Elisabeth von Magnus, Eva Marton, Brigitte Poschner, Ildikó Raimondi, Kurt Rydl, Michael Schade, Georg Tichy, Peter Weber, Helmut Wildhaber and Heinz Zednik.

Concert activities at home and abroad. Activities include the Hamburg Concert Hall, Vienna Concert Hall, Vienna Music Association, Graz Opera, ACF New York, as well as numerous festivals such as Styriarte, Eisenstadt Haydn Days, Vienna Klangbogen and Carinthian Summer.

Influenced by Harald Ossberger, there has been an increased interest in the fortepiano as a soloist and accompanist for over thirty years.
The North American debut took place on such an instrument during the International Millennium Conference in Ottawa in 1996.

Frequent (first) performances of contemporary music in Germany and abroad, as a soloist and accompanist, including with the oboist Alfred Hertel or in a piano duo with Lieselotte Theiner.

Further emphasis in the field of light music, especially the Viennese song and comedy song literature. Cooperation in this sector with, among others, Ulrike Beimpold, Gabriele Schuchter, Waltraut Haas, Heinz Holecek, Heinz Zednik, Klaus Rott, Wilfried Scheutz and Franz Suhrada.

Intensive accompaniment in master classes, among others with KS Prof. Sylvia Geszty, the Rascher Saxophone Quartet, KS Prof. Kurt Equiluz, KS Heinz Zednik, KS Grace Bumbry or KS Prof. Peter Schreier. From 1996 to 2000 study répétiteur with KS Prof. Walter Berry. Also in numerous courses in interpretation, among others as part of the Musikfabrik Edelhof or the Vocal Summer Academy in Eisenstadt.

Markus is active in the scientific and essayistic field.