Markus Rindt, artistic director of the Dresden Symphony Orchestra, was born in Magdeburg. He comes from a musical family – his mother was a choir singer, his father an orchestral musician. Markus Rindt received his first piano lessons at the age of six. He later studied horn with Prof. Peter Damm in Dresden and Prof. Erich Penzel in Cologne.
In 1996 he founded the Dresden Symphony Orchestra together with the musician and composer Sven Helbig. Markus Rindt is a regular juror at international composition competitions, including the Brandenburg Biennial. He was awarded the 2000 Art Promotion Award of the state capital Dresden, was honoured as Cultural Manager of the Year 2008 and as Dresdener of the Decade in 2010.
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