Cello — Finland
Finnish cellist Markus performs regularly across Europe at such international festivals as: Kuhmo Chamber Music, Turku Music Festival, Helsinki Festival, Lucerne Festival, Alicante Festival and Musica Festival in Strasbourg. He has premiered more than a hundred solo- and chamber music pieces worldwide. Between 2003 and 2005 he studied contemporary music performance at the Lucerne Festival Academy with Pierre Boulez, followed by guest performances with Ensemble Intercontemporain (FR). Markus is an alumnus of the Sibelius Academy (FI) and the Musikakademie Basel (CH) where he studied with Marti Rousi and Thomas Demenga respectively.