1. Person
  2. Male
  3. RILM
  4. 27 December 1958
  5. Penzance
  6. British
  7. Professor | Musicologist
  8. Music Theory and Analysis - Faculty of Music
  9. English
  10. King's College, Cambridge
  11. No
    • Nicholas Marston is Professor of Music Theory and Analysis in the Faculty of Music; he is also Vice-Provost, Praelector, and Director of Studies in Music of King’s College. Prospective undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to contact him at any time.

      I came up to Cambridge in 1977, as a Choral Exhibitioner at Corpus Christi College; prior to that I’d been educated at a grammar school in Penzance, Cornwall. On graduation, I began a Ph. D. dissertation on the sketches for Beethoven’s op. 109 piano sonata (a revised version was published as a book, in 1995). In 1984 I was awarded the Trevelyan Research Fellowship at Selwyn College; I resigned that fellowship in 1986 in order to accept one of the inaugural British Academy Post-Doctoral Fellowships, my host institution being King’s College London. In 1989 I was appointed to my first full-time post, as University Lecturer in Music at the University of Exeter. I left Exeter for Bristol in 1994, but after one year I accepted a post at Oxford, where I was University Lecturer (subsequently Reader) in Music, Fellow of St Peter’s College, and College Lecturer at St Edmund Hall.

      University of Cambridge