Christchurch born and bred, Marcus is curently pursuing Masters study at the Royal Northern College of Music, generously supported by the RNCM Buffet-Crampon and NZ/Aotearoa scholarships.

Marcus has played with the Hallé and Mahler Chamber Orchestras as part of their professional experience schemes and has recently won the RNCM’s 2015 concerto competition. Marcus has performed in masterclasses with Andreas Ottensamer (pincipal clarinet, Berlin Philharmonic), Markus Stockhausen and has performed alongside world-renowned opera singers, Placido Domingo and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa.

As a recitalist, Marcus presented a program of New Zealand music for solo clarinet at the 2014 Cantiere Internazionale D’Arte di Montepulciano, Italy, performed in London’s Wigmore Hall as well as presenting programmes throughout New Zealand in the Outstanding Young Musicians and Friday’s at 5 concert series.

Marcus completed his Bachelor of Music with First Class Honours from the University of Canterbury and New Zealand School of Music, while holding the bass clarinet position with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.


Support the festival