Markus Hinterhäuser studied piano at the Music Academy in Vienna, at the Mozarteum in Salzburg and at various master courses. As a pianist, Marks Hinterhäuser has performed at the world’s most important concert halls and at internationally renowned festivals.
As a co-founder of Zeitfluss, a series of events taking place from 1993 to 2001 at the Salzburg Festival, and as Artistic Director of the project Zeit-Zone at the Wiener Festwochen, he won international acclaim as a cultural manager.
Beginning in October 2006, Hinterhäuser was responsible for the Salzburg Festival’s concert programs. From October 1, 2010 to October 1, 2011 he was its Interim Artistic Director. Until July 1, 2016 Hinterhäuser will remain Artistic Director of the Wiener Festwochen. Starting on October 1, 2016, Markus Hinterhäuser will be the Salzburg Festival’s Artistic Director.
Member of the board of trustees of the XVI International Television Contest for Young Musicians 'Nutcracker' .