Markus Hadulla, pianist

Born in Cologne, Germany, Markus Hadulla studied in Karlsruhe with Hartmut Höll, at the Paris Conservatoire National de musique and at Yale University/ School of Music with the Hungarian pianist Peter Frankl. In 1994, he won the prize of best pianist during the 7th In-ternational Hugo Wolf Competition in Stuttgart, which immediately drew the attention of Die-trich Fischer-Dieskau, who invited Hadulla to his Lied Class in Berlin.
A passionate Liedpianist, Hadulla’s many artistic partners to date include singers Sandrine Piau, Janina Baechle, Stella Doufexis, Christianne Stotijn, Rainer Trost, Markus Schäfer, Ange-lika Kirchschlager, Peter Edelmann and the late Udo Reinemann as well Liedsingers of the younger generation like Marie Seidler, Ilker Arcayürek, Samuel Hasselhorn, Patrick Grahl and David Steffens.
Being chosen by the series “Rising Stars” (ECHO) together with violist Antoine Tamestit he has appeared in prestigious venues like Carnegie Hall, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Konzerthaus Vienna, the Philharmonie in Cologne and the Lucerne Festival. His successful ca-reer took him to perform at Music Festivals such as Schleswig-Holstein Musikfestival, Lud-wigsburger Schlossfestspiele, Rheingau Musikfestival, La Roque d’Antheron and the festival for music and dance Granada. He also performed in the world’s leading concert halls such as London’s Wigmore Hall, l’Auditorium du Louvre Paris, Teatro La Fenice in Venice, the Phil-harmonie in Berlin, Lincoln Center in New York and Toppan Hall Tokyo.
Hadulla has served over 20 years as artistic director of a performance series “wort+ ton” in Winnenden (Germany), close to Stuttgart, which associated literature and music, and he has been artistic advisor for the Académie des Heures Romantiques, an annual series of master-classes and concerts in Touraine, France.
After teaching positions at the Hochschule Hanns Eisler in Berlin and Karlsruhe Markus Hadulla is currently University-Professor for Lied and vocal accompaniment at the piano de-partment of the University for music and performing arts Vienna (mdw).
In addition to numerous live recordings for radio and television, Markus Hadulla has record-ed a number of CDs for the labels Claves, Bayer Records, Naxos, Audite, Marsyas and Naïve, which have won major Awards like Diapason d’or, Choc de Classica, Orphée d’or Prix Elisa-beth Schwarzkopf and the Annual Award of the German Record Critics’ Award. His latest re-lease includes Lieder of Robert Schumann with the south-korean tenor Seil Kim for Sony Clas-sical.
The project “NACHTHELLE!” initiated by Markus Hadulla brings together tenors Ilker Ar-cayürek, Jan Petryka and Patrick Grahl as well as baritone Samuel Hasselhorn and bass Da-vid Steffens performing ensembles and solo lieder of Franz Schubert in an exquisite pro-gramme being performed at the International Hugo-Wolf Academy, at Konzerthaus Wien and Festival Heidelberger Frühling. The newest programme includes also repertoire for female and men voices and has been performed in January 2024.


7 & 8 October 2024


Wagner & Mahler