Markus Schirmer is a professor at the Kunstuniversität Graz where he is teaching piano soloists. Currently he is working with highly talented students from Austria, South Corea, Japan, China, Slovenia and Ukraine. His students have received numerous awards and prizes at international piano competitions. Due to his high qualifications and competence Markus Schirmer is often invited to adjudicate in many international piano competitions and to give acclaimed master classes all over the world. He has become very committed to “Live Music Now“, a charitable scheme that was founded by Lord Yehudi Menuhin to support gifted musicians.