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Marco Susino, Ph.D., is a California-based composer and researcher on music and emotions. His works are notable for integrating modular synthesizers and electronic elements with intimate classical music characteristics. He has performed internationally in some of the most prestigious venues, ranging from Queen Elizabeth Hall in London to Club Paradiso in Amsterdam and Concert Hall at the Sydney Opera House. His research aims to better understand the communication of emotion in music. As a session musician, he recorded music for multiple artists and labels, including The Prodigy, Metronomy, Universal, and Polydor. His credits include conducting for orchestra and both artistic and music directing.


He continues to be a guest artist and professor for many institutions in Europe, Australasia, the United Kingdom, and The United States. Since 2019, he has been a continuing Guest Artist at The Juilliard School in New York. He is the recipient of 10 creative and research awards, including an Endeavour Leadership Award in Arts from the Australian government. 

He studied composition and performance at Trinity College in London and UNSW in Sydney, graduating with a Licentiate, a Master and a Ph.D.


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