Born in Cologne, Germany, Markus Hadulla studied in Karlsruhe with Hartmut Höll, at the Paris Conservatoire with Anne Grappotte and at Yale University/ School of Music with the Hungarian pianist Peter Frankl. In 1994, he won the prize of best pianist during the 7th International Hugo Wolf Competition in Stuttgart, which immediately drew the attention of Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, who invited Hadulla to his Lied Class in Berlin.
A passionate Liedpianist and chamber music performer, Hadulla’s many artistic partners to date include singers Sandrine Piau, Janina Baechle, Stella Doufexis, Christianne Stotijn, Rainer Trost, Markus Schäfer, Peter Edelmann and the late Udo Reinemann as well as instrumentalists Daishin Kashimoto, Tianwa Yang, Wolfgang Meyer, Sebastian Manz, Claudio Bohorquez, Tabea Zimmermann und Antoine Tamestit.
Being chosen by the series “Rising Stars” (ECHO) together with violist Antoine Tamestit he has appeared in prestigious venues like Carnegie Hall, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Konzerthaus Vienna, the Philharmonie in Cologne and the Lucerne Festival. His successful career took him to perform at Music Festivals such as Schleswig-Holstein Musikfestival, Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele, Rheingau Musikfestival, La Roque d’Antheron and the Festival for music and dance Granada. He also performed in the world’s leading concert halls such as London’s Wigmore Hall, l’Auditorium du Louvre Paris, Teatro La Fenice in Venice, the Philharmonie in Berlin, Lincoln Center in New York and Toppan Hall Tokyo.
Hadulla serves as artistic director of a performance series “wort+ ton” in Winnenden (Germany) , close to Stuttgart, which associates literature and music and he is artistic advisor for the Académie des Heures Romantiques, an annual series of masterclasses and concerts in Touraine, France.
After teaching positions at the Hochschule Hanns Eisler in Berlin and Karlsruhe Markus Hadulla is currently University-Professor for Lied and vocal accompaniment at the piano department of the University for music and performing arts Vienna (mdw).
In addition to numerous live recordings for radio and television, Markus Hadulla has recorded a number of CD’s for the labels Claves, Bayer Records, Naxos, Audite, Marsyas and Naïve, which have won major Awards like Diapason d’or, Choc de Classica, Orphée d’or Prix Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and the Annual Award of the German Record Critics’ Award.