Biography

Clarinetist John Marco has performed for forty years as soloist, chamber and orchestral musician.  In his three decades in New York City, he has appeared in a wide variety of settings with many of that city’s finest players.  He has appeared with the Emerson String Quartet and was clarinetist and artistic director for the chamber ensemble Partita.  He served on the faculties of the Mannes College of Music and Hunter College of the City University of New York. 

Now a resident of Wisconsin, Mr. Marco is on the faculty of University of Wisconsin – Platteville and is clarinetist of Rountree Ensemble and Lake Trio.  He has performed at the Lorraine Music Festival in France, the Fontana Festival in Michigan and has performed and taught at the Sewanee Music Festival.  A frequent soloist, he has performed the concertos of Mozart, Weber, Copland, Hindemith and Nielsen on many occasions. The New York Times has said that “He can make any performance exciting.”