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Markus Adenberger

Adenberger-Image-1Markus Adenberger is currently playing with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra and working there with such artists as Anna Netrebko, Elina Garanca, Heinrich Schiff, Philip Entremont, Sir Simon Rattle, Stefan Vladar, Klemens Hagen, Uto Ughi and Erwin Ortner among others. Furthermore Markus is working with the most famous „Strauß Orchestras“ in Vienna, the Strauß Festival Orchestra, Strauss Capelle, Schönbrunn Festival Orchestra, Schönbrunn Palace Orchestra and the Mörbisch Festival Orchestra.

Markus began playing the clarinet at the age of 9 and soon realized that this was his instrument. His first teacher understood very early that Markus had an excellent feeling for music.

In 2000 Markus began to study at The Carinthian State Conservatory in Klagenfurt with Helmut Vallant and later continued his studies there with Hubert Salmhofer. From 2004 onward he furthermore had been studying with Wolfgang Klinser at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz. In 2008 he graduated with honors from the Carinthian State Conservatory both the Faculty of Concert and the Faculty of Music Education – Voice and Instruments. Alexander Bader (Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra) and Mate Bekavac (International Soloist) had given Markus very important influences in his musical development.

At this time Markus always had a passion for chamber music. Therefore he was founding Trio Assai together with pianist Thomas Sixt and cellist Luca Cividino in 2006. They were studying chamber music with Elisabeth Fister at The Carinthian State Conservatory in Klagenfurt. Besides concerts in Austria (Trigonale Sankt Veit, Summer Music Festival Sankt Paul and others) they also had given concerts in Italy and done recordings with Austrian Broadcasting Corporation in Carinthia. Trio Assai took masterclasses with Klaus Storck, Jürgen Kussmaul and Ugo Cividino.

Markus soon found out his love to play in orchestra. He was principal clarinet with the Deutsch- Skandinavische Jugend-Philharmonie Berlin and had concerts in the Berlin Philharmonic Hall in 2006 and 2007. As a substitute clarinet player in Stadttheater Klagenfurt he played as well in the orchestra as on stage and was actor “Der Klarinettist” in Peter Turrini and Silke Hassler’s piece “Jedem das Seine”. Markus also performed as a soloist with Carinthian Symphony Orchestra. He was playing the Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra by Aaron Copland.

During his studies he had taken master classes with such famous clarinetists as Rupert Fankhauser (University of Music Vienna, Vienna Clarinet Connection), Mate Bekavac (International Soloist), Helmut Hödl (Vienna Volksoper, Vienna Clarinet Connection, Conservatory of Eisenstadt), Karl Leister (former member of Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra), Martin Spangenberg (The Liszt School of Music Weimar) and Howard Klug (Jacobs School of Music at the Indiana University).

In the concert season 2008/2009 Markus was playing in the Opera of Dortmund with Dortmund Philharmonic Orchestra and from March to July 2010 he was 2nd clarinet and bass- clarinet in the Theatre of Eisenach in Germany.

In 2010 Markus moved to Vienna and founded the Vienna Wind Ensemble together with Steffi Mölle (flute), Zsolt Kovacs (oboe), Agnes Fejes (bassoon) and Zsoltan Vass (horn). Vienna Wind Ensemble obtained the 1st prize both in 2011 and 2012 of the April Spring Friendship Art Festival in Korea. In 2012 they also won the 1st prize at the 6th International Chamber Music Competition „Cameristi dell ́Alpe Adria” in Italy. Vienna Wind Ensemble was invited to play at such festivals as Al Bustan International Festival of Music in Lebanon and at the Kittsee Summer Music Festival in Austria among others. The master classes Vienna Wind Ensemble gave in Korea and Lebanon were a big success.

Markus was playing in the most famous concert halls like Musikverein Wien, Wiener Konzerthaus, Theater an der Wien, Berliner Philharmonie, Philharmonie am Gasteig München, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Tchaikovski Conservatory in Moscow, Muza Kawasaki Symphony Hall in Tokio and the Stefaniensaal in Graz and gave concerts in Austria, Belorussia, Bulgaria, China, Estonia, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malaysia, Moldova, the Netherlands, Philippines, Romania, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and the United States of America.

In 2013 Markus graduated from the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna finishing a Postgraduate Study for Wind Chamber Music.

At the moment Markus teaches at the cooperation of music schools in Lower Austria and at the Vienna International School and gives Masterclasses not only in Austria but all around the world teaching people the Vienna style of making music.