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 oversaw music industry courses for both under and post graduate students for 17 years. He has taught similar courses at City University and the SAE Institute. He currently lectures in Music Industry, Marketing & Promotion and Research at Morley College, and Arts Policy and Practice at the University of Surrey.
He has contributed to a chapter on the Classical Music business in The Music Industry Handbook published by Routledge; 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, sings in a small unaccompanied group Voce Sacri and is artistic director of an occasional chamber music festival, the Plaxtol Music Festival.