Mark Nuccio to be Houston Symphony’s next principal clarinet

Posted on: July 1, 2015

“Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada and the Houston Symphony announced today that Mark Nuccio, current Associate Principal and Solo E-flat Clarinetist with the New York Philharmonic, has been appointed the Principal Clarinet of the Houston Symphony,” reads an unsigned report in Tuesday’s (6/30) Your Houston News (Texas). Nuccio will take up his new position in September. “He replaces former Principal Clarinet David Peck, who retired in 2013…. Prior to his service with the Philharmonic, [Nuccio] held positions with orchestras in Pittsburgh, Denver, Savannah, and Florida.… A Colorado native, Mark was recently awarded the ‘Distinguished Alumni Award’ from his alma mater the University of Northern Colorado. He also holds a master’s degree from Northwestern University…. He currently serves on the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music and teaches master classes in the U.S. and abroad. This latest appointment caps off an … active year of new additions to the Houston Symphony, which include: Principal Harp Megan Conley, Principal Bass Robin Kesselman, Associate Principal Flute Matthew Roitstein, Fourth Horn Ian Mayton, Section Cello Louis Marie-Fardet, Section Second Violin Jing Zheng, and Section Viola Jarita Ng.”

Posted July 1, 2015