is a professional musical practitioner based in the West Sussex area. For over 50 years he has been actively involved in many aspects of music performance and music education. Marcus was born in Worthing and studied Piano,Organ and general music subjects at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama. After graduating he subsequently obtained an MA degree in Arts Management in Education at City University London. Professionally he has combined a career of teaching, accompanying, conducting, performing and music administration.
In 2012 he received an invitation to attend The Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace. The citation for this honour was in respect of 25 years of services to Music and Charities in Worthing - through involvement with Choirs and Orchestras, work with young performers within the Worthing Music & Arts Festival - an organisation for whom he has now been elected Life President - and the raising of almost £60,000 to date for various local and National Charities during the past 17 years of presenting ‘Morning Melodies’.
Currently Marcus leads music holidays for HF holidays, directs a U3a Choir in Hassocks/Ditchling area, is accompanist for Worthing Choral Society and holds organist appointments at Keymer Parish Church and Hassocks URC. He is also in demand for Weddings and Funerals throughout Sussex.
Marcus specialises in Classical and Light Music for Concerts, Cabarets, Receptions, Hotels, Masonic Evenings, Cocktail Lounge, Restaurant and background music for formal or special occasions.
Available for Church services of all denominations with or without choir, also weddings and funerals at places of worship, private chapels or crematoriums. Will deputise at short notice and within reasonable distances of Mid Sussex.
he has appeared at the Royal Albert Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room, St John's Smith Square and Edinburgh Festival Fringe and many venues in the South of England. Available for examinations, diplomas, recitals, music festivals, amateur and professional productions, choral and musical socieites rehearsals and performance and musical theatre genre as musical director for amateur and professional productions. In addition to Piano, offers Keyboard, Harpsichord or Organ for continuo playing. Own Yamaha electronic instrument if required, and will travel reasonable distances from Mid-Sussex.
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|............But the 'star' of the show was pianist Marcus Martin. With his innate understanding of the musical theatre genre - and the lighter repertoire in general - his natural talent as a musician and accompanist was apparent throughout. His impressive 'jazz interlude' during Irving Berlin's 'Cheek to Cheek' gained a spontaneous and much-deserved round of applause. © Nick Scott. www.edinburghguide.com|