Mark is a conductor and pianist and currently holds the HR Taylor Trust Scholarship in conducting at the Royal College of Music with Peter and Howard Williams. In demand as both a choral and orchestral conductor, Mark has conducted orchestras and choirs across Europe and America including the Cambridge University Symphony Orchestra, St. Andrew's Chamber Orchestra, Wesleyan College Orchestra, Yale Philharmonia, Clare College Choir and Yale Schola Cantorum.
A passionate educator and scholar, Mark holds degrees in Musicology from Cambridge and Music Theory from Yale University where he studied as a Mellon Fellow and taught undergraduate courses in harmony, counterpoint, keyboard and aural. For the past two years Mark served as music director at the University Church at Yale and the Saybrook College Orchestra with whom I led a series of educational concerts.
At the Royal College Mark will conduct the RCM Philharmonic, premiere new works with the RCM New Ensemble, assist guest conductors including Bernard Haitink and Vladimir Jurowski and begin a relationship with the Croydon Youth Symphony.