Marcus Elliot Gaved was born in London in 1998 to English/Chinese parents and began playing the double bass at the age of nine. Two years later he was accepted to the Yehudi Menuhin School where he studied with Caroline Emery, also receiving regular masterclasses from Jan Alm, Paul Ellison and Francois Rabbath.
As a soloist and chamber musician Marcus has performed in venues such as the Menuhin hall, the Wigmore hall and the Cadogan hall and is a laureate and prize winner of several international competitions including the International Society of Bassists junior competition (Texas) and 'Bass2012' competition in Copenhagen. Since 2016 he has held the principle double bass chair in both the Menuhin School orchestra and the Royal College of Music JD symphony orchestra.
Marcus is also a keen advocate of new music being written for his instrument. He has given premiers of works by British bass composer Gareth Wood and regularly performs his own arrangements of pieces by composers such as Brahms, Liszt and Tchaikovsky.
From September 2017 Marcus will commence his bachelor degree as a scholar at the Royal College of Music in London and will also take up a position as a member of the LGT Young Soloists, a prestigious ensemble for outstanding young musicians based in Zurich, Switzerland.
In his spare time Marcus enjoys taking photographs.