Dr. Marc Naylor began playing the theatre organ while living in Australia as a young man. By age 14, he was making regular appearances at the Wurlitzer organs of the Dendy Theatre, Brighton and Moorabin Town Hall, Melbourne.
In 1981, Marc returned to London to study at the Guildhall School of Music. Since graduating in 1985, Marc has forged a successful career as a theatre organist, giving solo performances internationally. Marc has developed his own distinctive style of performance, and has had several new works written for him specifically for the theatre organ. As a composer Marc has added new works to the theatre organ repertoire as well as writing new scores for several silent films, including Buster Keaton’s “The Boat” and “The Electric House” and Charlie Chaplin’s “His Job.”
With actress Andrea Koniuch, Marc formed the duo “Sonnets and Serenades” to perform music for theatre organ and narrator. Their show “William and the Wonderful Wurlitzer,” designed to bring the magic of the theatre organ to young and old alike, has been widely performed with great success.
In the case of venues which do not have a theatre organ, Marc can offer his Baldwin touring organ. This makes it possible for him to widen the audience for theatre organ performances. He offers a silent film in each performance.
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Phone: 0208 311 3358
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ATOS Artists' pages are provided as a courtesy to the artist and do not imply an endorsement by the American Theatre Organ Society.