Sébastien Marq studied recorder in France, then in the Netherlands where he graduated with the Uitvoerend Musicus (Soloist) diploma.
First prize winner at the Bruges competition with the Lous Landes Consort, and a soloist with William Christie's Arts Florissants, Sébastien is also regularly invited to perform with Jordi Savall, Emmanuelle Haïm, ulien Chauvin's Concert de la Loge, and Gaétan Jarry's Marguerite Louise Ensemble. He plays chamber music with the Accademia dei Dissonanti, the Ensemble La Rêveuse, or the Marq's Brothers & Sisters, which brings together musicians from his family. He has recently been guest soloist with the Wiener Philharmoniker, the New York Philharmonic, and the Berliner Philharmoniker.
Sébastien Marq recently conducted Rameau's Les Indes Galantes, Campra's L'Europe Galante, Lully's Atys, and Charpentier’s Te Deum in Utrecht, Paris, and The Hague. He plays the traverso as well, which he studied with Hélène d'Yvoire and Pierre Tarteaut. Since 2003, he is musical director of the Festival L'Hiver Musical de Saint-Leu la Forêt, in the Val d’Oise, France.
He has participated in many recordings, notably with harpsichordist Pierre Hantaï and Le Concert Français, violinist and conductor Jean-Christophe Spinosi (La Notte, Vivaldi concertos), and the Ensemble La Rêveuse with Florence Bolton and Benjamin Perrot, with whom he obtained the most prestigious awards. Sébastien Marq is honorary professor of recorder and chamber music at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional in Paris, and at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague (Netherlands). He teaches at the Conservatoire Supérieur de
Musique et de Danse in Paris and Lyon, and is invited to give master classes in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Mexico, and Japan.