The German tenor, Markus Schneider-Francke, studied first music science and music education, before he attached singing studies with Professor Arthur Janzen and conducting studies with Professor Johannes Hömberg. Resuming studies brought him together and others with Christoph Prégardien, Professor Berthold Schmid and Professor Stewart Emerson.
Markus Schneider works both as a singer, a choir director and a singing teacher. He gained an extensive repertoire from the Renaissance to the modern era. His concert activity led him to Israel, France, the Czech Republic, the Köhler Philharmonie with Benjamin Brittenís War Requiem, the Kölner Dom with J.S. Bachís Weihnachts-Oratorium (BWV 248), an the Munichís Prinzregenttheater with J.S. Bachís Mass in B minor (BWV 232). He gave concerts with the Deutschen Barock-Solisten and participated in various opera productions, including as Tamino in the Mozartís Zauberflöte.
Besides Markus Schneider holds for many years a training post for singing at the Universität