Following his school and church music studies, the German bass-baritone, Markus Flaig, undertook vocal training with Professr Beata Heuer-Christen and Professor Gerd Heinz, rounding it off with a course of further study under Professor Berthold Possemeyer.
Markus Flaig was recently to be heard at the Schwetzinger Festspiele in a highly acclaimed presentation of madrigals by Monteverdi and Gesualdo. In 2006 he sang Noah in Benjamin Britten's Noye’s fludde and appeared in Purcell’s Fairy Queen at the Herrenhauser Festwochen.
His work in the oratorio genre spans the Renaissance to the present day. He has contributed to many a first performance; Franz F. Kaern composed for him a cycle of orchestral songs on poems by Thomas Bernhard. He has to his name a raft of CD recordings with such conductors as Wolfgang Schäfer, Winfried Toll, Konrad Junghänel and Thomas Hengelbrock.
Source: Internationale Händel-Festspiele Göttingen Website