Marcel Ege was born in Brussels and grew up in Zurich. After completing his Matura, he studied classical guitar at the Zurich Music Academy under Walter Feybli, concluding his studies with a teaching and concert diploma. Further studies led him to Pepe Romero, Roberto Aussel and Stephan Schmidt. During his studies, Marcel Ege started to work intensively with the flamenco guitar.
He worked with the crème de la crème of the flamenco scene in Spain and southern France. From an early stage in his career Marcel Ege appeared in concerts as a solo performer, with an orchestra as well as with various chamber music ensembles. He is a founding member of the internationally successful Eos Guitar Quartet.