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In order to gain musical experience in addition to conducting, Markus Korselt initially studied Cello, graduating from the Concert Class in Vienna with highest honours. In 1998 he won the prize of the Austrian Society of Interpreters as well as the Gottfried-von-Einem-Prize. He played for years as principal cellist of several German orchestras and before as a student with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, which allowed him to learn first-hand from the most famous conductors. As a consequence he was invited as conductor by renowned symphony orchestras and some of the world´s best chamber orchestras: Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra, Wuhan Philharmonic Orchestra, Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, Munich Chamber Orchestra, Munich Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de chambre du Luxembourg, Heilbronn Chamber Orchestra, Thueringen Symphony Orchestra, Russian Chamber Philharmonic St. Petersburg, Pforzheim Chamber Orchestra, Mannheim Chamber Orchestra. Korselt puts a main focus on performing with leading orchestras in the field of historical performance practice like Akademie fuer Alte Musik Berlin (Akamus), L´arte del mondo and Lautten Compagney Berlin. Markus Korselt performed on some of the most renowned festivals like Salzburger Festspiele, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Beethovenfest Bonn and Wiener Festwochen as well as in major concert halls in Europe (e.g., Musikverein and Konzerthaus Vienna, Herkulessaal and Prinzregenten Theatre in Munich), Japan (including Suntory Hall and Bunka Kaikan in Tokio), China (Qintai Concert Hall, Shanghai Oriental Art Center) and Taiwan (National Concert Hall in Taipeh). He works together with outstanding soloists like Nicolas Altstaedt, Lise de la Salle, Albrecht Mayer, Daniel Mueller-Schott, Linus Roth, Ronald Brautigam, Ragna Schirmer, Bernd Glemser, Robin Johannsen, Kit Armstrong, Jean Rondeau and Gustav Rivinius. In 2013 he edited and recorded as world premiere the symphonies of Sigismund von Rumling with the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra in collaboration with the broadcasting of Saarland (SR). From 2008 - 2012 he was Artistic and Music Director of the Homburg Symphony Orchestra. Under his direction, the concerts have long since grown to be a supra-regional attraction. Outstanding soloists like Tabea Zimmermann, Gustav Rivinius, Bernd Glemser or Ragna Schirmer played with the HSO. The Saarland Radio has made several televised and radio portraits of Korselt and the Orchestra. In 2011 he became Artistic Director of the Homburg Master Concerts where outstanding soloists like Martha Argerich, Mischa Maisky, Rudolf Buchbinder, Sol Gabetta, Vadim Repin, Gil Shaham, Grigory Sokolov and the world leading chamber orchestras performed. From 2014-2016 he was also CEO of the renowned Innsbruck Festival of Early Music and Artistic Director of the Innsbruck Master Concerts, where soloists like  Anne-Sophie  Mutter,  Julia  Fischer, Martin Grubinger and leading orchestras including Munich Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra and Staatskapelle Dresden perform. After receiving guidance from Sergiu Celibidache and Jorma Panula, Korselt studied conducting privately with Klaus Eisenmann in Mannheim.