Markus Möllenbeck

Born in Viersen Markus Möllenbeck studied at the FOLKWANG Universität DER KÜNSTE in Essen with Janos Starker, Maria Kliegel und Young-Chang Cho. Afterwards he joined the baroque cello class of Phoebe Carrai in Hilversum (Netherlands) and became principle cellist of MUSICA ANTIQUA KÖLN with Reinhard Goebel in 1992. He was performing worldwide in all important venues, several times playing the solo part of early cello concertos. He took part in many productions for German broadcasts and the Archiv Produktion of the Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft. Since 2000 he dedicated himself to chamber music with the ARCANGELO TRIO. Another focus became the collaboration with the choreograph Joachim Schlömer for festivals in Vienna, Amsterdam, Bruges, Freiburg, Cologne and Ludwigsburg. As principle cellist Markus Möllenbeck was guest at the MUSICIENS DU LOUVRE with Marc Minkowski, at the FREIBURGER BAROCKORCHESTER, CONCERTO KÖLN, La STAGIONE Frankfurt with Michael Schneider and until today at the CAPELLA AUGUSTINA with Andreas Spering. He worked in operas of Handel like RODELINDA, ALCINA and ARIODANTE at the State opera of Hamburg, Karlsruhe, Munich and Barcelona as a continuo cellist with Ivor Bolton, Michael Hofstetter and Harry Bicket. Möllenbeck is member of the Handel Festival orchestras in Karlsruhe and in Göttingen. He is teaching with great passion giving master classes at the music universities of Detmold, Lübeck, Warshawa and Poznan, in Michaelstein, at the Handel Academy in Karlsruhe and since 2004 once a year at the international summer academy in Neuburg a.d.D. Between 1996 and 2012 he hold the class for baroque cello at the UNIVERSITÄT DER KÜNSTE in Berlin. Since 2005 Möllenbeck is teaching at the FOLKWANG UNIVERSITÄT DER KÜNSTE in Essen and was appointed guest professor for baroque cello in 2011 at the ACADEMY OF MUSIC in Bydgoszcz/Bromberg (Poland). As a tutor he worked for the EUBO (European Baroque Orchestra) with the director Lars Ulrik Mortensen in Echternach 2015 and Bukarest 2016. As an expert for the cello repertoire of the 18th century he published already 16 cello concertos of this period in his edition “Il Violoncello concertato” within the Edition WALHALL of the Franz-Biersack-Company in Magdeburg like Caldara, Hertel, Hasse, Vivaldi, Vandini, CPE Bach, Karl Friedrich Abel and recently Anton Kraft.