Marcio Doctor was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1965. He started playing percussion at the age of five and later his interest expanded to the drum set and piano. In his early professional years he played percussion and drums in local bands. In the late 80´s he toured extensively in Argentina with the acclaimed group "Comedia".
He moved to Europe in 1989 and settled down in Hamburg, Germany, in 1990. There he studied hand drumming and percussion with Mark Nauseef, who became his mentor and continues to be a big inspiration. Further studies in the field of ethnic drumming followed with T.R. Sundaresan, Glen Velez and Jamey Haddad, amongst others. Marcio´s musical approach is influenced by his studies of different ethnic music traditions and has been enriched by the experience gained interacting with some of the great artists with whom he has performed.
Marcio has performed and/or recorded in an unusually wide variety of musical settings with artists such as: Carla Bley, Glen Velez, Peter Erskine, Gary Burton, Vince Mendoza, Mark Nauseef, Dino Saluzzi, Steve Swallow, Lalo Schifrin, Alex Acuña, George Gruntz, Tom Scott, David Friedman, WDR Big band, María João, Mário Laginha, Paquito D´Rivera, Tony Oxley, Hannover Philharmonic Orchestra, Luis Conte, Miroslav Tadic, Michel Godard, Claudio Puntin, Colin Towns, amongst others.
Live performances have included concert tours in Europe, South and Central America, Israel, China, Canada and the U.S.A.
His debut album as a leader entitled Restless World featuring music for wind instruments and percussion, was released on Provocateur Records February 2001.