As a cultural manager, music producer and singer, Marko Zeiler has long been associated with MIMF on many levels.
He is responsible not only for the organization of the festival, but also for the program design of the opening concert and the open air concert as well as the selection and engagement of the musicians and star guests.
Already in his childhood, which he spent in St. Peter am Kammersberg, Marko learned the trumpet and the guitar. He received classical vocal training as a tenor at the Johann Josef Fux conservatory in Graz. Since his time in middle school he was, and still is, a member of various music groups and is also a singer-songwriter. These groups include the a cappella formation “Quattro Pro” (2003-2014), the groove pop band “The Zylers”, the formation “mamabeda”, a fusion of modern music, traditional instruments and four-part singing and the a cappella band “Die Neffen von Tante Eleonor”.
In the realm of classical music he performed as a soloist at the world premiere of the Holocaust oratorio “i believe”. This twelve part work was composed by Zane Zalis and was premiered in 2009 in Winnipeg, Canada with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Alexander Mickelthwate. In the meantime, further performances followed, including at Toronto’s renowned Roy Thomson Hall with the Opera Canada Symphony under the direction of Roberto Paternostro and in Stuttgart with the Symphony Orchestra of the University of Hohenheim and the Solitude Choir Stuttgart under the direction of Klaus Breuninger. The oratorio was last performed in January 2017 in Lodz, Poland in remembrance of the Holocaust.
For several years now, Marko has also been running his own recording studio in Graz, where he implements new projects under the label “ZYLER PRODUCTIONS”. High quality in composition, arrangements, recording, mixing and mastering are very important to him.
Since 2013 Marko Zeiler has been managing MIMF as a professional cultural manager.