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Marcus Vinicius

Born in Brazil, Marcus began learning the double bass at the age of 15 and has recently completed his studies at the Royal Northern College of Music, where he studied with the renowned double bassist Jiří Hudec. Member of the Grammy’s Latin Recording Academy, Marcus was awarded several prizes during his career and recent achievements include the ABRSM Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Award and the RNCM Concerto Competition, for which he is the first Latin-American double bass prizewinner in the competition’s history.

 

Since 2021, Marcus has been collaborating with various professional orchestras in the UK and abroad, including the BBC Philharmonic, Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2023, Marcus became the first Brazilian double bassist to perform a concerto with the BBC Philharmonic, making his professional debut as a soloist in the UK performing the British premiere of Andrés Martin’s Double Bass Concerto No. 1, in a concert that also marked 23 years since the orchestra’s last performance of a double bass concerto. 

 

His current aspirations include seeking out more opportunities to perform as a soloist with professional orchestras, and to give further solo recitals across the globe, with a particular desire to bring Brazilian music to a wider audience. Marcus has also been prioritising works with local communities and taking part in projects with people living with dementia in Manchester.

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