A native of Norwalk, Connecticut, cellist Stephen Marotto has received a Bachelors degree with honors from the University of Connecticut, a Masters degree from Boston University, and a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree also from Boston University under the direction of Michael Reynolds. Marotto’s formative teachers include Kangho Lee, Marc Johnson, and Rhonda Rider.
As a passionate advocate of contemporary music, Mr. Marotto has worked with numerous composers, and has played with several new music ensembles in the Boston area. Marotto has attended music festivals at the Banff centre, SoundSCAPE in Maccagno, Italy, and the Summer Course for New Music in Darmstadt, Germany. He has played in master classes for artists such as the Arditti Quartet and JACK Quartet. Marotto has a wide range of musical interest that include contemporary chamber music, improvisatory music, and electronic music. In his spare time, he is an avid hiker and outdoorsman.