Markus Deuter was born in 1961 in Mühlheim/Ruhr.
Johann Baptist Schlee was his first oboe-teacher; subsequently he studied with Diethelm Jonas and Prof. W. Feist (Essen), Prof. H. Hucke (Cologne) and Prof. P. Dombrecht (Brussels). In addition, he studied Early Music Performance Practice with Prof. H. Ruf (Cologne). He won the “Young Musicians Regional Competition” in 1975, 1977, 1979 and 1981 and was thrice awarded a scholarship by the “Oskar und Vera Ritter Foundation“. In 1978 he was winner of the Culture Prize of the city of Mühlheim/Ruhr.
Markus Deuter is member of various chamber music ensembles such as the Sabine Meyer Wind Octet, the Zelenka Ensemble and the Aulos Quintett; he performs with the Munich Chamber Orchestra and holds the position of First Oboist in several orchestras, predominantly in Germany, such as the Robert Schumann Chamber Orchestra, the Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, the Kölner Kammerorchester, the Neues Orchester Köln, the Bach Collegium Stuttgart as well as the Gabrieli Consort and Players. From 1989 until 1993 he was member of the ensemble musikFabrik conducted by Johannes Kalitzke. In addition, he participated in a great number of radio- and CD productions.
Markus Deuter became a member of Klangforum Wien in 1995.