Markus Teutschbein was born in 1971 in Saxony (Schkeuditz). He studied violoncello and quartet playing (Melos Quartet) at the music academies in Rostock and Stuttgart. He then studied orchestral and choral conducting (with Gert Frischmuth, among others) in Weimar. From 1999-2007 Teutschbein conducted the Suhler Singakademie and the Suhler Knabenchor. At the same time he was a lecturer for choir conducting at the Südthüringer Chorleitungsseminar and worked as interim choir director at the Staatstheater Meiningen.
From 2007 to 2016 Teutschbein headed the Knabenkantorei Basel. With this choir he regularly performed major works of choral symphonic music (e.g. the first performance of Elias von Mendelssohn in Estonia). Concert tours with the Knabenkantorei Basel took him to Hungary, France, Germany, Estonia, Ukraine, Italy, Kosovo and Canada. CD and radio recordings were made with this choir. The first CD recording of the reconstructed late version of the Markus Passion BWV 247 by Johann Sebastian Bach was made in 2012. In 2009 Teutschbein took over the orchestra Arlesheim and from 2017 the festival choir Interlaken in addition to his activities in Basel. Since June 2017 Markus Teutschbein has been the musical director of the Wuppertal Kurrende.
Teutschbein has conducted the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, the Beethoven-Orchester Bonn, the Staatstheater Meiningen, the Jenaer Philharmonie, the Weimarer Barockensemble, the BM Duna Symphony Orchestra Budapest, the Freitagsakademie Bern, Capriccio Basel, the Collegium Musicum Basel as well as the Basel Sinfonietta in the course of various concert projects.