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ARSONORE 2019 – program presentation!

The official program of ARSONORE music festival Graz/Austria (September 3 – 7/2019) has been published. Find all detailed information @

Brandnew CD with actor Wolfram Berger out now !!! (in german)

Wolfram Berger & Markus Schirmer präsentierten in der Grazer Helmut-List-Halle im Rahmen des Festivals „styriarte“ vor 1200 Zuhörern ihr neues Erich Kästner-Programm „Leben ist immer lebensgefährlich“. Dazu erschien dieser Tage auch die gleichnamige Live-CD beim ORF-Label. Sie ist im gesamten … Weiterlesen

Brandnew SCURDIA CD+DVD has been released in Austria!

GLOBALIVE, the sensational new CD by SCURDIA – MARKUS SCHIRMER & FRIENDS has been released recently in Austria (the album will be released in other European countries this fall !) The CD contains 13 charismatic and energetic tracks PLUS a … Weiterlesen

Markus Schirmer receives GRAND JOSEF KRAINER PRIZE 2014 !

For his services to music, Markus Schirmer has been singled out by his native land of Styria for one of its most honourable distinctions, which he will receive in March in a ceremony in the White Hall of Graz Castle: … Weiterlesen

„THE MOZART SESSIONS“ CD nominated for ICMA 2014 !

„THE MOZART SESSIONS“ – the highly acclaimed and award winning recording by MARKUS SCHIRMER and Bostons dynamic young chamber orchestra A FAR CRY is now nominated for the ICMA (international classical music awards) 2014 / section „concerto“ ! Every year … Weiterlesen


Major French music magazine PIANISTE awards Markus Schirmers brandnew outing „THE MOZART SESSIONS“ with the prestigious „MAESTRO PIANISTE“ Prize in its latest issue and evaluates the record as one of the most outstanding recordings in 2013 !      Read the whole review here.

„SCURDIA – Markus Schirmer & Friends“ – the movie

Like a bomb exploding … Following the premiere broadcast of the brand-new TV documentary “SCURDIA – Markus Schirmer & Friends” on 3SAT and ORF (Austrian Broadcasting Corporation), the SCURDIA debut album “United Live” immediately shot to the top of the … Weiterlesen

Vienna Musikverein: Joseph Marx „Castelli Romani“

In March 2013 Markus Schirmer performed the rarely played „second piano concerto“ called CASTELLI ROMANI by Joseph Marx at Vienna Musikverein together with Vienna Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Fabio Luisi. Read an article published in the Musikverein magazine about this … Weiterlesen

European Tour: Sensational reviews for Markus Schirmer and the Bundesjugendorchester under the baton of Michael Sanderling !

Celebrating the 100th birthday of Benjamin Britten Markus Schirmer played his piano concerto on a tour across Europe together with the National Youth Orchestra of Germany under the baton of Michael Sanderling. Huge applause and up to three encores from Auditorio Lingotto Torino … Weiterlesen

NEW ON EARTH! „The Mozart Sessions“

This album is more than just extraordinary. After having won a number of prizes for his solo and chamber music CDs, the Austrian pianist Markus Schirmer has now recorded a CD with orchestra. And what an orchestra! Weiterlesen