A Passionate & Creative Musician

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Dr. Marc B. Barker-Naylor - Clarinetist & Saxophonist

Graduating from the Guildhall School of Music in 1985, where he studied Clarinet with Jack Brymer OBE, Saxophone, Basset Horn and Bass Clarinet with Stephen Trier, Organ with Bernard Oram and Conducting with Vilem Tausky and Leonard Bernstein, Marc Naylor forged a successful International career as a soloist, chamber musician and recording artist.

Marc has reintroduced many forgotten works to the concert going public, including the Phantasy Quintet for Bass Clarinet & String Quartet by York Bowen, and the quintet for Basset Horn & String Quartet by Backofen.

In addition, Marc's performances have inspired composers to write many new works for him, including Keith Amos (Sonatina for Basset Horn & Piano), Betty Roe (Overtones for Soprano Saxophone & Piano) and John Carmichael (Dance Suite for Clarinet & Piano and Aria&Finale for Soprano Saxophone & Orchestra).


Marc is also an experienced performer on the beautiful Hungarian wind instrument, the Tarogato. 

"I fell in love with the sound when I heard a recording of it being played with the organ, and I just had to investigate this further. I found an instrument and began learning to play it whilst I was still at the Guildhall"

In the year 2000, Marc was invited to represent Great Britain at the International Tarogato Congress in Vaja, Hungary. This involved him giving a lecture regarding the use of the Tarogato in Britain as well as giving the premiere performance of "Marc's Pieces" for unaccompanied Tarogato by Betty Roe. He also toured for a week as a member of the International Tarogato Ensemble, giving concerts throughout Hungary, Romania and Transylvania, ending with a showcase concert in Budapest.


When not performing, Marc enjoys composing and has written many new works for both wind instruments, organ and orchestra. All his works are published by Edition Lyrique and may be purchased via this website.

In addition, Marc has broadcast for German Radio and as a presenter for the BBC World Service