SummerFest 2020 Artist Spotlight: Deborah Marshall

Jul 9, 2020 | News, Off the Hook Arts, SummerFest

Deborah Marshall specializes in both modern and classical music as a clarinet soloist, chamber, and orchestral player. She was born in Missouri and received her Bachelor’s degree from Kansas State University.

After her undergraduate degree, she decided to travel to Germany where she gained an advanced degree from the Hochschule fuer Musik in Munich. She soon became a professor of clarinet and chamber music at Hocheschule, as well as a professor and head of the woodwind department at the Richard Strauss Conservatory.

Marshall played with highly recognized artists in Munich while residing there for 22 years. After that, she moved to Moscow for a couple of years, then spent eight years in Budapest. Her education and travels have greatly contributed to her fluency in German, Hungarian, Russian, and Dutch. 

Marshall has performed with the Intermezzo Chamber Players Denver, Kasematten Gruppe Dresden, Yo-Yo Ma, Emmanuel Ax, and much more. As a soloist, she appeared in multiple orchestras in Russia and Germany, as well as festivals throughout Europe. Her 9 recorded CDs can be heard in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Russia.

Since 2010 Marshall has been living in Boulder, Colorado with her partner Douglas Penick. She regularly performs with the Intermezzo Chamber Players of Denver Eclectic Concerts, the Colorado Symphony, and the greatly-loved Off the Hook Arts Festival!

To listen to Marshall play Clarinet Sonata: I. Allegro Tranquillo, visit:

Also, for more information on Deborah Marshall, please visit her website:

Deborah Marshall Artist Biography Page