Short Bio

Austrian-born pianist, composer, and Steinway Artist Markus Gottschlich belongs to the young lions of the Florida jazz scene.
Like his own life story, Markus’ music reflects a unique blend of “old world"
and “new world." In his captivating live performances, his lyricism and technique contribute to his highly-individual sound.
Markus’ debut solo album in 2008, When the Day is Done, received
tremendous critical acclaim. For his sophomore album, "Of Places Between",
released in the summer of 2013, Markus teamed up with Grammy Award-winning musicians Federico Britos and Jose Javier Freire.
The global flavor with which his music is infused reveals an artistic journey that stretches far beyond his Austrian roots.

Born and raised in Vienna, Austria, Markus grew up in what was once
Beethoven’s apartment. After receiving a classical piano education from
an early age on, he started exploring Jazz and moved to the US where
he attended Admiral Farragut Academy, Concordia College - NY, and
graduated from Western Connecticut State University.

Markus served as the Artistic Director of the Miami Beach Jazz Festival for three years and
founded Jazz Academy Miami (JAM). He has been featured in DownBeat magazine and was a juror for the Steinway piano competition,
Miami-Dade solo piano competitions, and the JazzAhead! showcase festival in Germany. Notable performances include:
Jazz Festival Vienna, Jarasum International Jazz Festival, Saulkrasti Jazz Festival, American Airlines Arena, Olympia Theatre, the Fillmore Theatre, Jazz Alley, among others. He keeps a busy schedule performing and conducting clinics in the US, Europe and Asia while working on new compositions and commissioned works.