Professional Wind Instrument Consultants of nj

Northbranch Records, LLC, P.O. Box 5233, North Branch, NJ 08876, (908) 252-2828,

Mark Nuccio

Mark Nuccio is PWIC's main consulting artist for Buffet Crampon clarinets.  We have worked with Mark for years, and look forward to many more!  Mark has also collaborated with us on master classes and workshops at local universities and conservatories. 

Critics have praised clarinetist Mark Nuccio for both solo and chamber appearances, citing that he “shaped his phrases beautifully with a rich, expressive tone” (NY Times) and “Nuccio’s solo clarinet in the finale of Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony was a marvel of far-away delicacy.” (London Telegraph)

Mr. Nuccio, currently Acting Principal Clarinet since the fall of 2009, joined the New York Philharmonic in 1999 as Associate Principal and Solo E-flat Clarinetist. He previously held positions with orchestras in Pittsburgh, Denver, Savannah, and the Florida. He has worked with distinguished conductors such as Lorin Maazel, Kurt Masur, Mariss Jansons, Riccardo Muti, Zubin Mehta, Erich Leinsdorf, Alan Gilbert, Claudio Abbado, Riccardo Chailly, André Previn, Christoph von Dohnányi, Gustavio Dudamel. Additionally, Mr. Nuccio has toured with both the New York Philharmonic and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in numerous countries, recorded with both orchestras and performed with the Philharmonic on the award-winning series, Live from Lincoln Center, broadcast on PBS.  Recent tours concluded in North Korea and Vietnam for historic visits with the NY Philharmonic. 

On October 1, 2010, Nuccio was awarded the “Distinguished Alumni Award”, one of only 200 out of 130,000 such honorees from the University of Northern Colorado.  An active solo and chamber musician, Mr. Nuccio has been the featured performer with several orchestras in the United States and multiple times at the International Clarinet Association conventions. Nuccio recently made his subscription solo debut with the New York Philharmonic on Feb 10, 20
10, and made his New York recital debut at Carnegie Hall in 2001, his Japanese recital debut in 2002, and now regularly performs in recital in the Far East and Europe, as well as across the United States. In New York, he often can be heard at Merkin Concert Hall, 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) which is a group of five woodwind players from the New York Philharmonic and Metropolitan Opera.  The PQNY has performed all over the world since 2001.   Their website is  During summers, Mr. Nuccio performs chamber music at the Strings in the Mountain Music Festival in Steamboat.

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 through PWIC or at,, and iTunes.

A Colorado native, Mr. Nuccio holds a master’s degree from Northwestern University, where he studied with renowned pedagogue Robert Marcellus. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Colorado.

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 & Clinician as well as a performing artist/clinician for Buffet Group USA.

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