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Deborah Marshall’s playing has been known throughout Europe for its expressiveness, virtuosity and beauty of tone. Accordingly, she has been sought after as a soloist, chamber and orchestral player in both the classical and modern repertoire. The late composer, Hans Werner Henze, referred to her as “my clarinetist.” Deborah was born in Missouri and received her undergraduate degree in the US before traveling to Germany on a Rotary Fellowship, where she received her advanced degree from the Hochschule fuer Musik in Munich. Her primary teachers include Thomas J. Price, Frank Sidorfsky, Gerd Starke and Eduard Brunner. She was soon appointed to teaching positions at both the Hochschule and the Richard Strauss Conservatory, where she served as professor for clarinet and chamber music and head of the woodwind department. Ms. Marshall lived in Munich for 22 years. She played with the Bavarian Radio Orchestra under such maestros as Rafael Kubelik, Sir George Solti, Leonard Bernstein, Ricardo Muti, Daniel Barenboim, Pierre Boulez, Giuseppe Sinapoli, Leonard Slatkin, Erich Leinsdorf, Sir Colin Davis, Lorin Maazel, Bernard Haitink and Kurt Masur. The next three years were spent in Moscow, followed by eight in Budapest. She is fluent in German, Hungarian, Russian and Dutch. As a chamber musician, Ms. Marshall has performed with the Intermezzo Chamber Players Denver, Kasematten Gruppe Dresden, Pierrot Ensemble Bremen, Xsemble Munich, Ensemble fuer Neue Musik Munich, Seefelder Kammersolisten, and has played with Peter Serkin, Yo Yo Ma, Emmanuel Ax and others. She has appeared as a soloist with numerous orchestras in Germany and Russia and at festivals throughout Europe. She has recorded for broadcasting corporations in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Russia, as well as having recorded nine CDs. Since 2010, Ms. Marshall has lived in Boulder, Colorado, with her husband, writer and librettist, Douglas Penick. She performs regularly with the Intermezzo Chamber Players of Denver Eclectic Concerts, the Off the Hook Festival in Fort Collins and with the Colorado Symphony. She also teaches clarinet and is a performance coach, as well as serving as Chamber Music Director for the Boulder Symphony.


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