Marco Susino, Ph.D. is a California-based composer and scholar on music and emotions. His works are notable for integrating intimate classical music characteristics with modular synthesizers and electronic elements. His compositions have been performed internationally in some of the most prestigious venues globally, ranging from Queen Elizabeth Hall in London to Club Paradiso in Amsterdam and Concert Hall at the Sydney Opera House. His academic work aims to better understand emotional expression and perception in music.
Susino studied both classical and contemporary music in London and Sydney, where he attained a Ph.D. in Music and Emotions, a Master of Music, and a Licentiate in Music Performance. As a session musician, he recorded music for multiple artists and labels, including Universal and Polydor.
Since 2019, he has been a continuing Guest Artist at The Juilliard School in New York, delivering masterclasses to composers and choreographers. He is the recipient of multiple awards, including an Endeavour Leadership Award in Artistic Research.