Marcel Üstün


Marcel Üstün was born in Feldkirch (Austria) in 1996. He received his first French horn lessons at the age of eight from his father, and is also taught by Professor Gergely Sugar (Vienna Symphony Orchestra). He has been attending the “Musikgymnasium Feldkirch” (a grammar school specialising in musical education) since 2012. The young horn player also receives a scholarship from the International Music Academy in the Principality of Liechtenstein, and participates in the intensive music weeks there. He has attended several masterclasses, for example with Professor Erich Penzel, Professor Hector McDonald, Professor Szabolcs Zempléni, Professor Radovan Vlatkovic and Thomas Crome.

Marcel Üstün has won numerous prizes both as a soloist and in ensembles, including awards at national level in the Austrian “Prima la Musica” competition for young musicians.

As part of a cultural exchange programme, he has made guest appearances in Adana, Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir. In 2008 he performed as a soloist with the chamber orchestra “9 Eylül” in Vorarlberg, and in 2015 he was invited to participate in the FESTIVAL NEXT GENERATION Bad Ragaz in Switzerland for the first time.

Marcel Üstün is a member of the International Regions Symphony Orchestra (IRO) in Germany and since 2013 he has been principal horn player in the Sinfonisches Orchester Arbon in Switzerland. He also plays French horn in the Sinfonieorchester Liechtenstein and is a member of the “Ensemble Esperanza”, which is made up of scholarship holders from the International Music Academy in the Principality of Liechtenstein.

January 2016