Marji Danilow received her bachelor degree from The Juilliard School, where she studied with Homer Mensch and David Walter. Formerly principal bass with the New Jersey Symphony, Danilow is currently associate principal bass with the New York City Ballet and performs and tours regularly with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. She also has performed and recorded with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra since 1984 and is featured on many of the orchestra's recordings, including Vivaldi's Four Seasons
, with Gil Shaham, for Deutsche Grammophon.
As a period instrument player, Danilow has performed throughout Europe with various baroque chamber orchestras, including Toronto's Tafelmusik. She has recorded extensively for Sony Classical, including works of Schubert and Dvořák with Anner Bylsma and his chamber group, L'Archibudelli, and with Charles Neidich's woodwind sextet, Mozzafiato. As a chamber artist Danilow has performed every summer since 1991 at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival and at La Jolla Summerfest, the Bargemusic series, and with the Smithsonian Chamber Players and Santa Fe Pro Musica. Danilow has given master classes at the Hartt School of Music, University of Colorado at Boulder, Juilliard, and elsewhere. She is also on the faculty of the Mannes College of Music.