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Mark Nuccio - Former Associate Solo Clarinetist and Eb Clarinetist, New York Philharmonic; Faculty Manhattan School of Music and Mannes College of Music, and Solo Clarinetist Designate in the Houston Symphony
Mark Nuccio joined the New York Philharmonic in 1999 as Associate Principal and
Solo E-flat Clarinet. He previously held positions with orchestras in
Pittsburgh, Denver, Savannah, and Florida. He has worked with distinguished
conductors such as Lorin Maazel, Kurt Masur, Mariss Jansons, Zubin Mehta,
Riccardo Muti, Erich Leinsdorf, Claudio Abbado, Riccardo Chailly, André Previn,
Christoph von Dohnányi, and Gustavo Dudamel. Additionally, Mr. Nuccio has toured
with both the New York Philharmonic and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to
numerous countries, recorded with both orchestras, and performed with the
Philharmonic on the award-winning series, Live
From Lincoln Center, broadcast on PBS. A recent New York Philharmonic tour
included a historic visit to North Korea — an event watched around the world.
An active solo and chamber musician, Mark Nuccio has been the featured performer with several orchestras in the United States and on numerous occasions at the International Clarinet Association conventions. He made his New York recital debut at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall in 2001, his Japan recital debut in 2002, and he now regularly performs in recital in the Far East and Europe, as well as across the U.S. In New York, he often can be heard at Merkin Concert Hall, the 92nd Street Y, Carnegie Hall, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Mr. Nuccio is also a member of the Philharmonic Quintet of New York (PQNY) — a group of five woodwind players from the New York Philharmonic. Since its inception, in 2001, the PQNY has performed across the globe. During summers, Mr. Nuccio performs chamber music at the Strings in the Mountain Music Festival in Steamboat, Colorado.
As a studio musician, Mr. Nuccio is featured on several movie soundtracks, including Failure to Launch, The Last Holiday, The Rookie, The Score, Intolerable Cruelty, Alamo, Pooh’s Heffalump, Hitch, The Manchurian Candidate, and numerous television commercials. He also performed on the Late Show with David Letterman as well as on the 2003 Grammy Awards.
In November 2006, Mr. Nuccio’s first CD, Opening Night, featuring the clarinet quintets of Mozart and Brahms, was released, and is available at dorian.com as well as on iTunes and Amazon.com.
A Colorado native, Mark Nuccio holds a master’s degree from Northwestern University, where he studied with the renowned pedagogue Robert Marcellus. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Colorado.
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Beyond his active performing schedule, Mr. Nuccio is committed to training the next generation of musicians. He currently serves on the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music in New York City and teaches master classes in the U.S. and abroad. Mr. Nuccio is a Rico advising artist and clinician as well as an artist/clinician for Buffet Crampon, and performs exclusively on Buffet clarinets.
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