Marcus Baban was born in Bengazi (Libya). He receives his first piano lessons at the Musikschule Bonn (Germany). After his early Abitur, with seventeen years, he started his studies at the University of Bonn in the subjects musicology and law.
With nineteen years, already multiple winner of piano - and chamber music competitions, he was accepted at the Conservatory of Cologne under the guidance of Professor Michael Endres and begins his regular concert activity in many cities such as Bonn, Cologne and Berlin. In 1997 he continued his university studies in Berlin and receives lessons from Professor Heidrun Rodewald, a pupil of Claudio Arrau.
In the year 1999 he moves to Bologna (Italy) where, at the Conservatorio G.B.Martini in the piano class of Prof. Franco Agostini and Prof. Florenza Barbalat, he receives his diploma with highest votes and at the same time follows an intensive concert activity and is winner of the competition 'Felice Magone'. He already gives an important place to teaching piano. He performs in cities like Venice, Mantua, Ferrara and Bologna and also with the orchestra of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna.
In 2006 he moved to Rotterdam where he accomplished his piano studies in 2008 at Codarts. From February 2008 till 2009 he has been appointed as a Guest Teacher at Codarts and teaches at the American School of The Hague.
He owes important inspiration to his lessons with Jan Wijn, Edith Fischer, Erardo Vietti, Filippo Gamba and Jean-Claude Vanden Eynden. (Special thanks also to Ena Bronstein Barton and Jeffrey Swann who taught me a lot recently!)
From 2014 until 2016 he collaborated with the cultural project "Al-Quds University College of Music" in East Jerusalem.
Marcus is based in Cologne, Germany.