Through working with many of the leading orchestras and opera companies in Europe and beyond, Jun Märkl has established himself as a world-class conductor. Best known for his interpretations of the German repertoire, he also has a deep regard for the French impressionists. Märkl was born on February 11, 1959, in Munich. His father was a violinist, and his mother was a pianist. He took to music at an early age, studying both violin and piano. In 1978, he enrolled at the Hannover Musikhochschule, where he studied violin and piano, as well as conducting with Sergiu Celibidache. He then went on to study conducting with Gustav Meier at the University of Michigan. His first big break came in 1986 when he won the Deutsche Musikrat conducting competition. In 1987, he won a scholarship from the Boston Symphony Orchestra to Tanglewood, where he ...
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