Phoenix Ensemble

Mark Lieb, Artistic Director
About Us
Leadership Bio

Mark Lieb, Clarinetist and Artistic Director

Mark Lieb is the Founder and Artistic Director of the Phoenix Ensemble.  He is a graduate of Northwestern University and The Juilliard School, where he studied clarinet performance with Robert Marcellus, former Principal clarinet with the Cleveland Orchestra, and David Shifrin, former Artistic Director of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.  He has been a professional freelance musician in New York City since 1991, and has performed and toured extensively throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia.  He has recorded with New World Records, Mode Records, Furious Artisans, Newport Classics, Dorian, Innova, Albany Records, and BMG Classics labels.  He is also the founder and President of Ansonia Music Outreach.  


The Phoenix Ensemble is a mixed instrument chamber music ensemble based in New York City.  The group was founded in 1991 with two main goals; to inspire a new and diverse audience for art music through perfomances, recordings, and residencies in schools and underserved communities, and to encourage the creation of new works as well as make accessible important music of our time.  

We present over 40 concerts a year, primarily in New York City, reaching an audience of thousands.  Our recordings have received worldwide praise.  

Much of the work we carry out is made possible through the support of our nonprofit partner, Ansonia Music Outreach (AMO).  Information on AMO can be found by clicking this link: www.ansoniamusic.org