Artists biographies
Marko Kassl

Marko Kassl studied in Austria and Germany under Mika Väyrynen, Roman Pechmann, James Crabb and Mie Miki. He has won prizes at several international competitions, including the 3rd JAA accordion competition in Tokyo, Japan. He has also held scholarships from the Richard Wagner Society, the Werner Richard – Dr. Carl Dörken Stiftung and from GWK Münster.

As a soloist and chamber musician he plays in different instrumentations and performs at international festivals such as the Grachten Festival Amsterdam, the Donaueschinger Musiktage, the Ankara Festival, the Music Biennale Zagreb, the Ljubljana Festival, Klangzeit Münster, November Music, and the Festival Latinomaericano de Musica Caracas.

One of his musical focuses is collaborating with composers in order to expand the repertoire for accordion, particularly in the solo and chamber music fields.

In the area of theatre and dance Marko Kassl is regularly involved in interdisciplinary projects, such as his collaboration with the Ballett im Revier Gelsenkirchen, the Kaiser-Antonino Dance Ensemble, The Compagnie Irene K, the Tanztheater Münster, the Filmbank Amsterdam and as musical director of the new interpretation of Georg Kreisler’s ‘Heute Abend: Lola Blau’, directed by Konrad Chr. Göke.

His artistic work is rounded off by numerous CD releases and live radio recordings.

Mark Kassl has taught at the Hochschule für Musik in Detmold since 2007; since 2015 he also has been giving an accordion class at the Conservatorium in Amsterdam.

Appearances at the
Beethovenfest 2017