Marc Damoulakis born in Massachusetts is the Principal Percussionist of The Cleveland Orchestra. He joined the orchestra in August 2006. Currently on the faculty of The Cleveland Institute of Music and The DePaul School of Music. Before coming to Cleveland, he played with the New York Philharmonic and served as principal timpanist of the Long Island Philharmonic as well as assistant principal percussion of the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra. A former co-principal percussionist of the New World Symphony, Mr. Damoulakis has also played with the orchestras of Atlanta, Detroit, and Houston, as well as the Florida West Coast Symphony, Kirov Orchestra, Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Spoleto Festival Italy, and Pacific, Music Festival.
As a chamber musician, he has performed with the Chamber Music Society, of Lincoln Center, New Music Consort, Pulse Percussion Ensemble, and Time Table Percussion Quartet.
Mr. Damoulakis is a faculty member at DePaul University in Chicago. A graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, Mr. Damoulakis has studied with Chris Lamb, Duncan Patton, and James Preiss.