Markus Huber was born in 1968 in Munich, Germany. He began his professional career as a boy soprano soloist with the Tölzer Knabenchor (1975-1982). Hghlights of this early career development time were performances with Herbert von Karajan, James Levine, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Nicolaus Harnoncourt and Dennis Russel Davies. He studied at the Musikhochschule in Munich and Vienna with Leopold Hager (conducting), Karl-Hermann Mrongovius (piano), and others. During his studies, he was répétiteur for August Everding’s stage direction class and taught other students the art of piano accompaniment for soloists.

Markus Huber began his conducting career in 1996 as répétiteur and conductor at the Landestheater Detmold. A year later, he was appointed to the same roles and to be director of the second chorus of Opernhaus Chemnitz. He was appointed principal conductor of the Collegium Instrumentale Chemnitz in 1999. Between 2002 and 2007, he was principal guest conductor of the Bulgarian Chamber Orchestra, and in 2003 he became principal conductor of Westsächsisches Sinfonieorchester Leipzig. Since 2008, Markus Huber has been the Music Director of Opera Pforzheim.

By invitation, Markus Huber has conducted numerous renowned orchestras, including the Philadelphia and San Francisco Symphony Orchestras, Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie, Mannheim Opera Orchestra, Philharmonie Südwestfalen, the ORF- Symphonieorchester, Saarländischer Rundfunk, Minneapolis, Florida, Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo, Singapore, Hamburger Symphoniker, Kammerorchester Heilbronn, Staatsorchester Oldenburg, Neue Philharmonie Westfalen, Turku Philharmonic, Münchner Symphoniker, Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie Konstanz, the symphony orchestras of Minnesota, Cincinatti, Colorado, Omaha, Detroit, the Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra, Nashville Symphony Orchestra, Utah Symphony Orchestra, Des Moines Symphony Orchestra, and others.
In 2016, invitations brought him to New Orleans, Tucson, to the Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland Pfalz, Radiophilharmonie Saarbrücken, Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie Herford, Philharmonie Südwestfalen, Landesjugendorchester Rheinland Pfalz, Johann-Strauß Ensemble Linz.

Last season’s engagements at Theater Pforzheim included the premiere of Die Zauberflöte as well as the 1st Symphony Concert with works by Ravel, Mendelssohn-Bartholdy and Rachmaninoff, and with Martin Stadtfeld as soloist. In addition to a series of concerts at his parent house was at the conductor’s stand of the Philharmonie Südwestfalen at opera galas in Siegen and Heidelberg and gave concerts with the Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz as well as with the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie at a guest performance at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam. Furthermore, Markus Huber guested with the Johann Strauß Ensemble in Linz and with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra in New Orleans and Mandeville, conducting works by Beethoven and Mendelssohn-Bartholdy.

In the season 2018/19 Markus Huber will lead Das Rheingold, Les pêcheurs de perles, The Love for Three Oranges as well as a cycle of concerts at the Theater Pforzheim. Furthermore, he’ll give guest performances with the Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie, Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, Philharmonisches Orchester Südwestfalen, Thüringen Philharmonie and Johann-Strauss-Ensembles at Musiktheater Linz.  

Markus Huber devotes a significant part of his time to the work of Richard Wagner. In 2013 he made his debut with Tristan in New Orleans, followed by Ring excerpts with the Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz in 2014 and Lohengrin in Pforzheim in 2015. In 2013 a CD was also released with the Badische Philharmonie with works by Mozart and Reger. The CD received a very positive response in professional circles.

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Repertoire Concert

Adams Chamber Symphony
Bach, C.P.E. Streichersinfonie
Bach, J.S. 4 Orchestersuiten
  Brandenburg Concertos
  Mass in B minor
  St John Passion
  Goldberg Variations (by Sitkovetsky)
Barber, S. Adagio for strings
Bartok 2. Piano Concerto
  3. Piano Concerto
  Concert for Orchestra
  Musik für Saiteninstrumente, Schlagzeug. u. Cello
Beethoven 5 Piano Concertos
  9 Symphonies
  Coriolan Ouverture
  Egmont Ouverture
  Leonore Ouverture
  String quartet op. 131
Berg Lulu-Suite
  Violin Concerto
Berlioz Harold en Italie
  Le Carnaval Romain Ouverture
  Symphonie fantastique
Borodin, A. 3. Symphony
  Polovtsian Dances
  Steppenskizze aus Mittelasien
Brahms 2 Piano Concertos
  4 Symphonies
  Double Concerto
  A German Requiem
  Violin Concerto
Britten Simple Symphony
Bruch Violin Concerto in  G minor
Bruckner 3. Symphony
  4. Symphony
  7. Symphony
  9. Symphony
  Mass in E minor
  Nullte Sinfonie
Debussy La Mer
  Prélude à l`après-midi d'un faune
  Rhapsodie für Klarinette und Orchester
Dvorak 6. Symphony
  7. Symphony
  8. Symphony
  9. Symphony
  Cello Concerto
  Slavonic Dances
Egk, W. „Die Nachtigall“ Divertimento für Streichorchester
  Musik für Streichorchester 
Elgar Cello Concerto
  Serenade für Streichorchester
Francaix, J. Bassoon Concerto
  Trombone Concerto
Gorecki, H. 3. Symphony
Grieg Holberg Suite
  Piano Concerto
  Peer Gynt
Haydn Selected Symphonies
  Cello Concertos in C major and D major
  Concertante für Ob., Fg., Vl., u. Vc.
  The Creation
  Piano Concerto in D major
  Trumpet Concerto
Hindemith Mathis der Maler
  Trauermusik für Viola und Streicher
Holst The Planets
Ives, Ch. 2. Symphony
  4. Symphony
  Central Park in the Dark
  The Unanswered Question
Lalo, E. Symphonie espagnole
Liszt 2 Piano Concertos
  Les Préludes
Mahler 1. Symphony
  2. Symphony
  3. Symphony
  5. Symphony
  10. Symphony
  Songs of a Wayfarer
Mendelssohn-Bartholdy 3. Symphony
  4. Symphony
  5. Symphony
  A Midsummer Night's Dream
  Violin Concerto
Mozart Selected Piano Concertos
  Selected Symphonies
  Selected Violin Concertos
  Flute Concerto
  Horn Concerto
Mussorgski Pictures at an Exhibition
  Night on Bald Mountain
Nielsen, C. 1. Symphony
  2. Symphony
  Flute Concerto
Orff Carmina Burana
Pärt, A. Cantus in memory B. Britten für Streichorchester u. Glocke
  Festina lente
Prokofiev 5. Symphony
  Peter and the Wolf
  Romeo and Juliet
Puccini 3 Menuette für Streichorchester
Ravel 2 Piano Concertos
  Daphnis et Chloé
  Le tombeau de couperin
  Ma mère l'oye
  Rhapsodie espagnole
Reger Mozart-Variations
  Christmas op. 145
Rimsky-Korsakow Scheherazade
Rossini 6 Sonaten für Streichorchester
  Selected Ouverture
Saint-Saëns 2. Piano Concerto
  3. Symphony
  Cello Concerto
  The Carnival of the Animals
Sarasate, P. Zigeunerweisen
Schönberg 5 Orchesterstücke op. 16
  Pierrot lunaire
  Transfigured Night
Shostakovich 1. Symphony
  5. Symphony
  6. Symphony
  7. Symphony
  9. Symphony
  12. Symphony
  15. Symphony
  Cello Concerto
  Kammersinfonie op. 110
  Concerto for Piano and Trumpet
Schubert 3. Symphony
  7. Symphony
  8. Symphony
  9. Symphony
Schumann 4 Symphonies
  Cello Concerto
  Piano Concerto
  Manfred Ouverture
Schtschedrin, R. Lobgesänge
  Russische Fotographien (1994)
Sibelius 2. Symphony
  5. Symphony
  Valse triste
  Violin Concerto
Skrjabin, A. Le poèm de l'extase
Smetana Má vlast
Strauss, R. Alpensinfonie
  Burleske für Klavier und Orchester d-Moll
  Don Juan
  Till Eulenspiegel
  Death and Transfiguration
Stravinsky The Firebird
  The Soldier's Tale
  Le rossignol
  The Rite of Spring
  Les Noces
  Psalm Symphony
  Symphony in D major
Takemitsu Rain coming
Tchaikovsky 1. Piano Concerto
  1812 Ouverture Solennelle
  6 Symphonies
  Capriccio Italienne
  Romeo and Juliet
  Violin Concerto
Vivaldi The Seasons
Wagner Siegfried-Idyll
Weber 2 Clarinet Concertos
Webern Variations op. 30
Weill The Seven Deadly Sins

Repertoire Opera/Operetta

Beethoven Fidelio
  Leonore Urfassung
Berg Wozzeck
Berlioz La damnation de Faust
Bernstein West Side Story
Bizet Carmen
Britten Albert Herring
  A Midsummer Night's Dream
Burkhart Feuerwerk
Debussy Pelleas et Melisande
Donizetti Don Pasquale
  La fille du régiment
  Lucia di Lammermoor
Egk Die Zaubergeige
Flotow Martha
Glass Fall of the House of Usher
Gounod Margarethe
Hindemith Cardillac
Humperdinck Hansel and Gretel
Janacek Jenufa
Kalman Die Csárdásfürstin
  Die Zirkusprinzessin
  Gräfin Mariza
Leoncavallo Bajazzo
Lortzing Der Waffenschmied
  Der Wildschütz
  Zar und Zimmermann
Mascagni Cavalleria rusticana
Monteverdi L'incoronazione di Poppea
Mozart Cosi fan tutte
  Der Schauspieldirektor
  Die Entführung aus dem Serail
  Die Zauberflöte
  Don Giovanni
  Le nozze di Figaro
Natschinski Mein Freund Bunbury
  Messeschlager Gisela
Offenbach Les contes d'Hoffmann
Rossini Il barbiere di Siviglia
Prokofjew Die Verlobung im Kloster
Puccini La Bohème
  Madama Butterfly
Purcell Dida and Aeneas
Smetana The Bartered Bride
Shostakovich Lady Macbeth
Strauss, J. Der Zigeunerbaron
  Die Fledermaus
Strauss, R. Ariadne on Naxos
  Der Rosenkavalier
Verdi Aida
  Don Carlos
  La Traviata
  Un ballo in maschera
Wagner Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
  Tristan und Isolde
Weber Der Freischütz
Weill Street Scene
Zeller Der Vogelhändler


Out of the night, up to the peak and back again: A symphonic trip through the Alps in Munich, Stuttgart and Pforzheim
Richard Strauss’ monumental Alpensinfonie will be performed by the Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Markus Huber. Besides this exceptional work, they will play Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 at the Philharmonie im Gasteig Munich (April 02), Liederhalle Stuttgart (April 06), as well as at the Congresszentrum Pforzheim (April 07).



Operngala / Heidelberger Stadthalle / 22.11.17 / Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung

"ebenso kompetent  am Dirigentenpult wie gewitzt in seinen Moderationen" 

Operngala / Apollo Theater Siegen / 20.11.17 /

"ein Dirigent vom Format" 

24. Neujahrsmatinee der Philharmonischen Gesellschaft OWL / Bad Oeynhausen Theater im Park / 16.01.2017/

"Ein märchenhafter Musikgenuss" 

Operettengala mit der Deutschen Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz / BASF-Feierabendhaus Ludwigshafen / 04.01.2016 / Mannheimer Morgen

"musikalische Verführung im Walzertakt" 
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