Genre-bending Percussionist/Composer Mark Katsaounis fuses his background in Classical, Chamber, World, and Popular music to move effortlessly between 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, the Broadway productions of Tuck Everlasting and Mean Girls, 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. Mark has accompanied modern dance for over 15 years and currently plays for classes at the Alvin Ailey School, Marymount Manhattan College, and American Ballet Theatre. Additionally, he composed original, evening length music for Catherine Cabeen-Hyphen Dance and Dance Entropy. He is on the faculty at Hofstra University, Hunter College (CUNY), Bloomingdale School of Music, 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.