After earning a Gold Medal under J.P. Mathieu and Daniel Lassalle at the Conservatoire de Toulouse, Marc Gadave was accepted into the Conservatoire National Supérieur Musique et Danse de Lyon. Here he studied under Michel Becquet, earning an advanced diploma in music.

He holds a certified diploma in early musical instruments (sackbut) and is a certified trombone teacher. Alongside his job as a musician, he has taught at the Conservatoire à rayonnement régional de Lyon since January 2010.

Marc Gadave has been a soloist with the Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain for the past 10 years or so, performing in many concerts in France and abroad.