2014 1st Prize Classical Clarinet: Taylor Marino

taylor-marinoTaylor Marino is a 20 year old, New York based clarinetist. He has been a member of the New York String Orchestra Seminar for two years in a row giving sold out concerts at Carnegie Hall in December. He has also attended numerous summer music festivals, including the Music Academy of the West, Brevard Music Center, Montecito Festival, Eastern Music Festival and Interlochen Arts Camp. At Brevard, Taylor was a winner of the Jan Beattie concerto competition performing the Nielsen Clarinet Concerto with the faculty orchestra. He was also awarded the Lusik-Gorlick scholarship by the Charlotte symphony and was a merit winner for YoungArts. Taylor is also on substitute lists for the New World Symphony in Miami and Symphony in C in New Jersey. Taylor was also the grand prizewinner of the 2009 Young Artist’s Competition at the Oklahoma Clarinet Symposium. Having won 3rd prize in the Vandoren Emerging Artist’s competition last year, Taylor is the grand prizewinner for 2014. Taylor is a graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy where he was awarded the Fine Arts award and is currently in his third year at the Manhattan School of Music studying with Mark Nuccio.