Marius Carboni was Press Officer at Decca Classics and then EMI’s Head of Press and Promotion before leaving to set up his own PR consultancy in 1995. Over the years he has acted for a range of artists and organisations including Warner Classics, Decca International, the conductor Bernard Haitink, The BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Radio 3 and the BBC Proms. He is a Fellow of both the Royal Society of Arts and Higher Education Academy, life member of the Royal Philharmonic Society and also a former jury member for the RPS Awards. He studied music at Huddersfield where he helped back stage in the early days of the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, and then took a Business Management diploma in London.
In 2000 he was awarded an MA in Performance and Visual Arts from King’s London and in 2010 completed his PhD at Hertfordshire University where he oversees music industry courses for under and post graduate students as well as teaching similar courses at City University and Morley College, both in London. He has contributed to a chapter on the Classical Music business in The Music Industry Handbook published by Routledge with a second edition now published; and a chapter on business models in the classical recording industry for The Classical Music Industry, a book which focuses on the classical music sector, also published by Routledge. He conducts a chamber choir, the Plaxtol Scholars, which he set up in 1996, sings in a small unaccompanied group Voce Sacri and is artistic director of the Plaxtol Music Festival.