Marcus Rust grew up in a family of musicians in Schwerin and did his civil service in Bangalore (India) where he discovered his love for ancient cultures. Since that time his musical interest focuses on the combination of traditional sounds with modern forms of music and improvisation. At present he studies trumpet (Jazz-Rock-Pop) with Till Brönner and Malte Burba, free improvisation with "Baby" Sommer and piano with Jochen Aldinger at the University of Music "Carl Maria von Weber" in Dresden. He was most influenced by Markus Stockhausen, Céline Rudolph and Günter "Baby" Sommer.
The fusion of traditional music and improvisation is also target of the trio "Matar". For the creative and unorthodox fusion of arabic singing and modern jazz-, pop- and worldmusic-elements he was awarded the jazzprice of Bremen in 2012[ and the Ruth prize of the TFF Festival in Rudolstadt in 2015 with his band MASAA .
He teaches improvisation, bandcoaching and jazzpiano at the "Musikgymnasium Schwerin" and jazztrumpet at the university of arts Berlin.