Marcus Pouget

Senior Lecturer for Orchestra Training Violoncello & IGP VioloncelloDepartment String StudiesPre-College
As principal cellist of the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, Marcus Pouget is a passionate orchestral musician and enthusiastic chamber musician. Since his first professional years, he has also been teaching at the Mozarteum University. As Senior Lecturer for IGP Violoncello, in orchestral position training and chamber music teaching, he passes on his great passion for teaching and the orchestral and chamber music literature to his students.
Marcus Pouget was born in Linz in 1966 and attended music school there. After graduating from high school in 1985, he studied with Prof. Wilfried Tachezi at the Mozarteum University and graduated in 1989 with distinction. As a special prize, he was awarded the Bernhard Paumgartner Medal by the International Mozarteum Foundation.
Postgraduate studies took him to Laszlo Mezö (Bartok Quartet) in Budapest and to William Pleeth in London. Marcus Pouget began in 1990 as first section leader and has been solo cellist of the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg since 2002. He is a cellist in the Mozarteum Quartet, which has played concerts in Asia, South America and Europe, including Wigmore Hall London, Konzerthaus Vienna, Sala Verdi Milan, Tchaikovsky Conservatory Moscow, Martinu Hall Prague, MoMa Tel Aviv, Kuhmo Festival, Salzburg Festival . Until 2020 he was a member of the Austrian Ensemble for New Music, he was a guest cellist at the Klangforum Wien and is a guest cellist at the Musiciens du Louvre.
He has had engagements as a continuo cellist with Ivor Bolton, Trevor Pinnock and Marc Minkowski at RAI Turin and the Salzburg Festival.
As a chamber musician and soloist (Dvorak Concerto, Danzi Concerto), he has made 20 CD recordings (among others with Oehms Classics). From 19991 to 2004 he held a teaching position as an assistant at the Mozarteum University. Since 2004 he has had a teaching position for orchestra position training and has been Senior Lecturer for Violoncello IGP at the Mozarteum University since 2020.
He also taught as a lecturer in the state youth orchestras in Upper Austria and in Salzburg and as a guest lecturer for orchestra training at the A. Bruckner Private University. He was a lecturer at OESTIG audition seminars several times.