Marco Gaulke (*1993) found his way to the clarinet via the wind class and received lessons from Hans Pfeifer (Musikhochschule Mannheim, 2005-2014) and Paul Bambach (University of California Santa Barbara, 2016). He is a multiple prize winner of the German national competition “Jugend musiziert”.
He was introduced to symphonic wind orchestra literature at an early age and was a member of various selection orchestras such as the Junge Philharmonie Ostwürttemberg, the University of California Santa Barbara Wind Ensemble or the symphony orchestra of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes. As a soloist, he has played concerts with the Mannheim Symphonic Wind Orchestra, the Karlsruhe Symphonic Youth Wind Orchestra and the Baden-Württemberg Symphonic Youth Wind Orchestra. He is regularly invited to perform with professional ensembles such as the Kurpfalzphilharmonie or the Ensemble pi:k. His busy concert schedule has enabled him to perform in the USA, Brazil, Costa Rica, Israel, China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Europe. Besides playing music, Marco Gaulke is doing a doctorate on laser physics at the ETH Zurich.