Genre-bending Percussionist/Composer Mark Katsaounis fuses his background in Classical, Chamber, World, and Popular music to move effortlessly between many of New York City’s unique and exotic musical scenes. His diverse experiences range from playing in concert halls and Broadway theaters to dance studios and clubs. Mark has had the pleasure to perform with percussionist Glen Velez, Percussion Group/Cincinnati, Ethos Percussion Group, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Paragon Ragtime Orchestra, Sheba Ensemble, Indian Dancer/Storyteller Rajika Puri, Rhythm Vocalist Lori Cotler, the Broadway production of Tuck Everlasting, and Puppeteer Basil Twist (MacArthur Genius Grant Winner). Mark was the featured solo percussionist for Shakespeare's Antony & Cleopatra at McCarter Theatre. Additionally, he has been heard on live television and radio broadcasts in the U.S and Mexico. An active modern dance accompanist, Mark can be heard creating music for dance at Marymount Manhattan College, The Ailey School, and American Ballet Theatre. He is on the faculty at Marymount Manhattan College, Hunter College (CUNY), and Concordia Conservatory.
Mark was a founding member of Limbs Percussion Duo (2011-2016). Limbs released their debut EP, Jeton, in June 2011 and presented concerts and masterclasses throughout the US.
Mark earned his BM in percussion from The Hartt School of Music and his MM in percussion from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.