In 2017, Markus Korselt joined the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra as Managing and Artistic Director. Under his leadership, numerous new formats were developed, the number of concerts doubled, international concert activities expanded with annual intercontinental tours and concerts in the most prestigious halls, and Thomas Zehetmair was engaged as Chief Conductor and Jörg Widmann as Artistic Partner. New artistic concepts in the field of digitization and music education have attracted international attention and, in addition to partners from the business world, including Bosch and Allianz, are supported by the German Foreign Office and the German Bundestag, among others. Markus Korselt has also been artistic director of the Homburg Master Concerts since 2011.
Prior to his work in Stuttgart, Korselt was managing director with artistic responsibility of the Innsbruck Festival of Early Music and the Innsbruck Master and Chamber Concerts. The results of his tenure included increasing the festival's occupancy rate to an all-time high of 99% and achieving the best operating results in the festival's history twice in a row. From 2010 to 2014, Markus Korselt was a consultant to the management of the Saarländisches Staatstheater and project manager of the multi-year international cultural project Total Théâtre, funded by the European Union.
Markus Korselt studied cello at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna and cultural management at the PH in Ludwigsburg. Initially, his professional career began as a substitute with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and as principal cellist at the Theater Nordhausen. As a conductor, he has appeared with the leading German chamber orchestras, special ensembles of historical performance practice such as the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, L'arte del mondo, Lautten Compagney Berlin and symphonic orchestras, most recently in China with the Wuhan Philharmonic Orchestra and at the invitation of Muhai Tang with the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra. He collaborates with outstanding soloists such as Nicolas Altstaedt, Lise de la Salle, Daniel Müller-Schott and Kit Armstrong.