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,
For 30 years he taught piano and academic studies for the East Sussex Academy of Music. Subsequently he held the postition of Music Course Organiser for the department of continuing education at West Dean College near Chichester. Although he has now retired from that position, he remains responsible for the organisation of the UK's largest annual International Guitar Festival and Summer School. Leading Music Holidays is another aspect of his work, including music appreciation, festivals, orchestral and choral holidays organised by HF holidays.
As accompanist he has appeared in many prestigious venues such as the South Bank complex, Royal Albert Hall, St John's Smith Square and the Edinburgh Festival. Marcus has also worked extensively in the musical theatre as musical director for amateur and professional productions.
For a long time Marcus has been associated with ‘Light Music’. His 35 piece professional Alassio Concert Orchestra, comprising musicians from the major London orchestras, gives occasional concerts and provides an opportunity to hear the original orchestrations of some of the very best compositions of this genre. As a solo pianist or keyboard player, he is able to provide background music for special occasions.
Marcus has recently started a U3a Choir in Hassocks/Ditchling area and is currently Assistant Organist at Keymer Parish Church. He is also in demand for Weddings and Funerals for other Churches in Sussex.
In 2012 he received an invitation to attend Jubilee 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 amateur and professional Choirs and Orchestras, work with young performers within the Worthing Music & Arts Festival - an organisation for whom he has been elected Life President - and in particular the raising of over £50.000 for various local and National Charities during the past 14 years of presenting ‘Morning Melodies’.
is a professional musical practitioner based in the West Sussex area. For almost 50 years he has been actively involved in many aspects of music performance and music education and is available to assist you with the following:-
Accompanist Recitals, Music festivals, Examinations, Auditions, Rehearsals, Courses. Choral Societies.
Pianist Classical and Light music for Weddings, Receptions, Hotels, Masonic evenings, Cocktail Lounge, Restaurant / Background music for formal occasions.
Organist Church services with or without choir, Weddings, Funerals
Conductor Alassio Concert Orchestra, Orchestral and/or Choral Performances, Musical Shows.
Tuition Consultation lessons, Aural Training, Music Theory, A-level Music or similar.
Adjudication Competitions, Music Festivals.
Arranging and Music Hire Service Alassio Concert Orchestra Orchestral Library and Polychordia Music for Sale
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