Markus Obereder (1993-2009)

Markus Obereder, founding director of Juvenis Choir, was born in 1970 in Diersbach, Upper Austria. He was interested in conducting from an early age, gaining experience as Kapellmeister in the brass band scene in Diersbach, before completing his apprenticeship within the Upper Austrian Brass Band Association. He then went on to study Physical Education, Music Pedagogy and choir conducting under professor Hagen-Groll at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg. He also participated in master classes by E. Ortner, J. Prinz and E. Ericson.

He went on to do his Phd in choir and orchestral conducting at Louisiana State University, U.S.A.

He founded Juvenis in 1993. Since 1997 he has been a teacher at the musical high school in Salzburg and has directed choirs there, winning first prize at the choir competition Bundesjugendsingen in 2001. In 2000 he became the director of the Salzburger Bachchor, also winning the Erwin-Ortner-Fonds prize for outstanding work with choirs. He is also the youth consultant within the Salzburg Choir Association.

He has participated in several choir competitions with his choirs, eg., Chorolympiade in 2000, Riva del Garda in 2002, Maribor in 2002, Spittal/Drau 2002.