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With a background in Film, Marcus began composing in 2019 and was subsequently accepted at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire (2020-24). He studied composition at undergraduate level on a scholarship primarily with Seán Clancy and Edwin Roxburgh.


He has since been highly active, going on to write music for Britain's most prestigious composer programs and festivals, such as the Cheltenham Music Festival (2021,2022), Britten Pears Young Artist Programme (2022-23), The Aldeburgh Music Festival (2023), Norfolk and Norwich Music festival (2024) and the London Symphony Orchestra Panufnik Scheme (2023-24). During his participation on the Britten Pears young artist program he received one to one tuition from Colin Matthews and Mark-Anthony Turnage. He graduated with First-Class Bachelor of Music with Honours degree and was also awarded the RBC composition Prize. He was also the first student global ambassador for RBC.


He's worked to cultivate relationships outside of his degree by collaborating and receiving multiple commissions from organisations and musicians such as BCMG, The Marian Consort, Choir and Organ gramophone UK, Fenella Humphreys, Mahan Esfahani, Quatuor Bozzini, Britten Pears Arts, and Onyx Brass among others. He also engages in mentoring work with younger generations, one example being with the WeCompose scheme run by Music in the Round, and maintains international connections, having pieces performed and giving seminars on his work in China and South Korea.


He now continues his studies in New York, pursuing a PhD at Columbia university with mentors at the highest level of expertise such as George Lewis and Georg Friedrich Haas and has multiple premieres lined up for 2025. Preferring to eschew compositional labels, Marcus takes an open yet slow and methodical with his writing, searching for sounds regardless of their aesthetic differences to evoke something which speaks more to physiological experience than conceptual.

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