Nenad Marković, born 1983 in Novi Sad, Serbia is a trumpeter, co-artistic director of Ensemble Studio 6 and professor of trumpet at the Music Academy of Novi Sad. As a student, Nenad Marković was a laureate of several prestigious trumpet competitions, including the 1st Prize as well as the Special Prize of the Audience at the Tromp Muziek Biennale in Eindhoven, Netherlands (2002, the final round included a highly virtuosic Trumpet Concerto by B. A. Zimmermann with the “Het Brabants Orchest” under Michel Tabachnik); Special Prize of the Theodor Rogler Stiftung for the outstanding performance at the ARD Music Competition in Munich, Germany (2003) as well as the 1st Prize at the “BDI” Competition in Kloster Haydau (Kassel), Germany (2002)As a member of numerous ensembles and orchestras, Nenad Marković collaborated with some of the most remarkable conductors and composers of our time such as: Claudio Abbado, Pierre Boulez, Dennis Russell Davies, Peter Eötvös, Helmut Lachenmann, Wolfgang Rihm, George Benjamin, Harrison Birtwistle, Beat Furrer, Heiner Goebbels and Mauricio Kagel (among others) and has over the years brought over 150 compositions to a world premiere. Since April 2003 member of the Ensemble Phoenix Basel; regular performances with leading contemporary groups such as Klangforum Wien, Ensemble Contrechamps, ELISION, musikFabrik, Athelas Sinfonietta Copenhagen and Ensemble Modern. Experienced in music theatre, in May 2006 he has performed a soloist trumpet part in the world premiere of a critically acclaimed opera Unsichtbar Land by Helmut Oehring in Basel Theatre, July 2010 saw a solo improvisation part in Lucia Ronchetti’s street-performance theater production Narrenschiffe at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich.
Among many other significant music theatre appearances are: "crushrooms" (W. Mitterer/A.Ostermeier), "Begehren" (B. Furrer), "The Lighthouse" (P.M.Davies), "Lost highway" (O. Neuwirth/D.Lynch), "de materie" (L. Andriessen), video opera "An Index Of Metals" (F. Romitelli) and a staged composition "Songs of Wars I have seen" by H. Goebbels/G. Stein. Initiator and co-founder of the international ensemble Laboratorium, which came together at the Lucerne Festival Academy in 2004 under the tutelage of Pierre Boulez. Laboratorium has since been performing at major festivals and venues across Europe and the Americas. Parallel to his involvement with the contemporary written music, Nenad Marković regularly performs as an improviser in various setups and has shared stage with the performers such as: Michel Doneda, Eugene Chadbourne, Agustí Fernandez, Dickson Dee, Kim Myhr, Oren Ambarchi, Thomas Lehn, Franz Hautzinger, Isabelle Duthoit, Jerome Noettinger and Z'ev, to name a few. Among long-term improv partnerships are a duo with Belgrade-based guitarist Igor Čubrilović and a trio with Blank Disc (Srđan Muc, guitar & Robert Rozsa, no-input electronics). An avid educator, Nenad has held workshops and masterclasses at numerous music institutions of higher education (Metropolitana Lisbon, CSI Lugano, HfM "Hanns Eisler" Berlin, SUNY Buffalo, Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory etc.) on the subject of trumpet, free improvisation and advanced playing techniques, directed at brass players as well as composers/arrangers. Furthermore he is a regular jury member at several international competitions for trumpet. Between 2001 and 2006 he has appeared as an actor in several short and 3 feature films.