Born in Berlin in 1987, Marcus started learning the violin at the early age of three and-a-halves, and gave his first public performance at the age of five.
Marcus Tanneberger has been studying since September 1997 with Professor Ana Chumachenco at the Hochschule für Musik in Munich, where he also qualified in 1998 as Jungstudent. From 1997 - 2001 Marcus received a scholarship from the Karl-Böhm Foundation, Munich, which also enabled him to give a series of concerts in Germany and abroad.
In May 2006 he received 3rd Grand Prize at the Montreal International Music Competition, where he was invited as one of 21 participants of almost 211 applications.
His awards until now include 1st Prize at the Third International Louis Spohr Competition for young violinists, Weimar, in October 2001, and 3rd prize at the International Yehudi Menuhin Competition, France, April 2002. In November 2003 Marcus Tanneberger was a prize-winner at the Fifth Leopold Mozart International Violin Competition in Augsburg. In January 2004 he received 1st prize with the highest number of points at the "Jugend musiziert" Competition as well as special prizes of the ?Sparkasse Bayreuth? and ?Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben?.
As a Soloist he performed with several Orchestras just like ?Staatskapelle Weimar?, ?Bayerisches Rundfunkorchetser?, ?Montreal Symphonie Orchestra?, ?Hofer Symphoniker?, Youth Orchestra of Baden-Baden, ?Rias Youth Orchestra Berlin?, ?Symphony Orchestra of Bad Reichenhall?, the ?Franz-Liszt Orchestra of Weimar? as well as the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Munich.
He performed with Igor Oistrakh, Muhai Tang, Christoph Poppen, Howard Golden, Markus Poschner and George Alexander Albrecht.
The musical press have acknowledged his brilliant technique, intensity, and high degree of musical sensitivity and strength of expression. Audiences have received his performances with ovations. At the Weimar Bach Festival in September 2003 Marcus Tanneberger performed Bach's Triple Concerto with Igor Oistrach and Andreas Lehmann ? a particularly special honour for him.
Since March 2006 Marcus playes a historic Violin dating from 1790, made by Carlo Ferdinando Landolfi, Milan/Italy, loaned to him by the ?Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben? for his success at the fourteenth Competition of the ?Deutsche Musikinstrumentenfonds? in Hamburg.