Austrian-born pianist and composer 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.
In his captivating live performances, his lyricism and technique contribute to his highly individual sound.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 currently serves as the Artistic Director of the Miami Jazz Fest. He keeps a busy schedule performing and conducting clinics in the US and Europe, while working on new compositions and commissioned works.