Marie started the clarinet at the age of 9 and studied at the Junior Academy from the age of 17 with Robert Bramley. She then went to Trinity College of Music with Keith Puddy before spending her Postgraduate studies at the Royal College of Music with Colin Bradbury and Richard Hosford. Whilst at college she won numerous prizes including a countess of Munster scholarship.
Since leaving college, Marie has played with the vast majority of the orchestras of Britain, including, as guest principal, with the London Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Manchester Camerata and many others.
She is currently a member of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe with whom she has been a member for 14 years. In that time the orchestra has worked prolifically with such musicians as Bernard Haitink, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Andreas Schiff, Mitsuko Uchida and Yannick Nezet-Seguin.
She has kept a special interest in chamber music, performing with such groups as The Nash Ensemble, London Winds, Gaudier Ensemble. She has recently played and recorded a CD with the Continuum Ensemble which includes the trio Netsuke by Ken Hesketh and also taken The Sins to the Cheltenham Festival with Red Note.
Marie also teaches at the Junior Department of the Royal Academy of Music and Wells Cathedral School.