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.
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.