Matthew Marco is a conductor, coach, and collaborative pianist based in Buffalo, NY. This season will be his first as Artistic Director of Buffalo Opera Unlimited, a company that highlights Buffalo-based talent in operatic works from both within and outside of the traditional canon. He also returns to the University at Buffalo as Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance, teaching courses in musicianship, coaching, and music directing all curricular musicals. In addition to opera and musical theater, he enjoys regular performances with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, including the 2022 Carnegie Hall performance, Naxos recording sessions, and concerts on both the classics and pops series.
Mr. Marco has also performed with Amarillo Opera (TX), the Center for Contemporary Opera (NY), Civic Morning Musicals (Syracuse, NY), the National Choral Festival (Carnegie Hall, NY), Opera Tampa (FL), and the Savannah VOICE Festival (GA). Locally, he has held conducting and coaching positions with Nickel City Opera, the Orchard Park Symphony Orchestra, the Western New York Chamber Orchestra, the Hillman Opera Company, and Opera-Lytes. For eleven years, he was the accompanist of the Buffalo Master Chorale, and has performed with the Buffalo Gay Men’s Chorus, the Buffalo Chamber Players, Friends of Vienna, and the Western New York Chamber Orchestra. Mr. Marco studied piano with Anne Kissel and François Germain, and conducting with Paul Ferington and Brian Doyle.