Marc Damoulakis, percussion, joined the Cleveland Orchestra in 2006 and was appointed to the Principal Percussion chair in 2013. Prior to that he performed with the New York Philharmonic, was principal timpani of the Long Island Philharmonic, and was assistant principal percussion of the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra. He has been a guest artist with the New York Philharmonic, Atlanta Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Houston Symphony, Sarasota Orchestra, and the Hong Kong Philharmonic. Mr. Damoulakis plays regularly with ChamberFest Cleveland, the Strings Music Festival, and the Sun Valley Summer Symphony “In Focus” Series, where he is principal percussionist. He has performed with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Gilmore Festival, New Music Consort, and the Pulse Percussion Ensemble, and is a founding member of the Time Table Percussion Quartet. An active freelancer while living in New York, he played in Phantom of the Opera on Broadway. Mr. Damoulakis is on the faculty of the Cleveland Institute of Music. He has a biannual week-long teaching residency at the University of Colorado at Boulder and is a regular participant in the Northwestern Bienen School of Music Percussion Symposium and the National Youth Orchestra. He also serves as a judge of the annual Modern Snare Drum Competition. He performed on Dan Welcher’s White Mares of the Moon recording on CRI. With the Zildjian Cymbal Company he developed the K symphonic line of cymbals.
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