Studies at the Mozarteum in Salzburg and at the Vienna University of Music with Brian Lamport, Stan Ford and Carlos Rivera-Aguilar. Master classes with W. Langer, J. Demus, K. H. Kämmerling, Elza Kolodin, the piano duos Bauer-Bung, Uriarte-Mrongovius and Schreiber-Schelski. The piano duo with his wife Melanie Hie is a focal point of his artistic work. In 2010/12/13 the piano ensemble "Salzburger Piano Circus", founded by him, also showed a symbiosis of piano playing and body acrobatics that has never been seen and heard before. He has appeared in various formations at many Austrian music festivals (Wiener Klangbogen, Wiener Schubertiaden, Wiener Musikverein, Carinthischer Sommer...) and has made notable guest appearances in Germany, Bosnia, Spain and Indonesia. In 2008 he held a master class at the UPH University in Jakarta/Indonesia. 2008 CD production "from West2East". For many years he has been engaged in music mediation for children and young people. He regularly makes music as part of the sound box of the International Mozarteum Foundation or soon at the Heidelberger Frühling. Markus Urbas, born in Klagenfurt, lives in Salzburg and leads a piano class at the Musikum-Salzburg Stadt.