Musician

Marcel Üstun

horn

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 was also taught by Professor Gergely Sugar (Vienna Symphony Orchestra). The young horn player also receives a scholarship from the International Academy of Music in Liechtenstein and participates in the intensive music weeks held there. He has attended several masterclasses, for example with Professor Erich Penzel, Professor Hector McDonald, Professor Szabolcs Zempléni, Professor Radovan Vlatković and Thomas Crome. In 2016 he passed his school leaving exam at the Feldkirch Music Grammar School.

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 İzmir. 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.

He also plays French horn in the Sinfonieorchester Liechtenstein and is a member of the “Ensemble Esperanza”, which consists of scholarship holders from the International Academy of Music in Liechtenstein and was awarded an “OPUS KLASSIK” in 2018.