Just in: Houston signs NY Phil clarinet

Just in: Houston signs NY Phil clarinet


norman lebrecht

June 30, 2015

A major closed season signing: Mark Nuccio, associate principal and Solo E-flat clarinet of the New York Philharmonic, is joining the Houston Symphony as principal clarinet.

Mark has been 16 years with the NY Phil, four of them as acting principal.

mark nuccio


  • harold braun says:

    Wonderful player!!!!

  • Don Ciccio says:

    It was my understanding that Mr. Nuccio wanted for a long time a principal position. Congratulations for finally getting it.

  • NYMike says:

    No sooner than the NY Phil FINALLY settles on principal clarinet McGill, Nuccio leaves for Houston. We enjoyed his playing and wish him well. If I’m not mistaken, the Phil’s bass clarinet chair is still open.

  • MacroV says:

    It makes sense; Principal is a better job than Assistant Principal. Good for him.