Prof. Markus Utz
Markus Utz has been a professor for choral conducting at the University of the Arts Zurich since 2007. From 2001 to 2008 he served as music director of the Constance Cathedral, where he still continues working as an organist. He studied in Munich, Detmold and Stockholm with Gerhard Weinberger, Anders Eby, Stefan Parkman, Eric Ericson and others. He has competed successfully as an organist and has also received conducting grants from the Scandinavian Bach Academy, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), and was a finalist in the 2003 Eric Ericson Award. One of the successful young German choral conductors of today Markus Utz has established a formidable presence in the music world with his professional vocalensemble ensemble cantissimo. Performances at important festivals as well as numerous radio productions and CD recordings show its presence and success.
Markus Utz is frequently invited as organist and guest conductor of many well-known choral groups. Furthermore, he is much in demand as a jury-member and teacher of masterclasses in the United States, Sweden, Italy, France, Germany, Israel and Switzerland.