Biography - Markus Höller

Markus Höller was born in Hallein.

At the age of 10 he started his first horn lessons at music school. In 1997 he continued to study with professor Hansjörg Angerer at the University "Mozarteum" Salzburg. After his graduation at the „Bundesrealgymnasium“ Hallein he studied in the class of professor Radovan Vlatkovic.

Markus Höller is a multiple first prize winner in music competitions at regional and national level in the field of chamber music and solo.


He gained  his first orchestral experience with the Hallein Chamber Orchestra, the Junge Philharmonie Wien and the Jeunesse Orchestra Vienna.

As a soloist he appeared with the Hallein Chamber Orchestra, the Salzburg regional Youth Symphony Orchestra, the Salzburg fortress concerts, as well as in the Golden Hall of the Vienna Musikverein with the Jeunesse Orchestra Vienna.


Markus Höller also plays with the Camerata Salzburg, the Mozarteum Orchestra of Salzburg, the Bruckner Orchester Linz, the Haydn Orchestra of Bolzano, the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, ProBrass and the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra. In his career he worked with renowned conductors and soloists such as Nikolaus Harnouncourt, Philippe Herreweghe, Sir Roger Norrington, Marc Minkowski, Sir Neville Marriner, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Thomas Quasthoff, Lars Vogt, Heinz Holliger, Hans Gansch, Martin Grubinger, Francoix Leleux.


Markus Höller was Principal hornist of the Tiroler Festspiele Erl from 2004 to 2009.


Since 2009 he is 1st/3rd horn player in the Carinthian Symphony Orchestra and during the season 2013/14 he has a temporary contract as Principal hornist with the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg.