Having studied at the Royal Northern College of Music Mark now works as a performer and composer.
As a saxophonist, and founding member of the critically acclaimed Veya Saxophone Quartet, he has performed throughout the UK and in the US. Following success at music competitions including The Hattori Foundation and the Tunnell Trust, the group has embarked on tours in New York, Boston and Scotland. Highlights also include performances at the BBC Proms and at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall.
Further work with the quartet includes workshops, as established members of Yehudi Menuhin’s prestigious ‘Live Music Now’ scheme, working with children and adults with special needs. The group are currently ‘Ensemble in Residence’ for Vale Borough Council.
As a Jazz musician Mark has performed at the 14th World Saxophone Congress, in Slovenia in 2006, and across many festivals such as Manchester Jazz Festival, Jersey Jazz Festival and RNCM Saxophone Festival. Mark also freelances with UK Big Bands and jazz ensembles.
Mark has also made several recordings and appeared on BBC Radio 3.
His composition work now focuses on music of an interactive nature, writing and producing for theatre, TV and video games.
Recent work includes producing music for global company JP Morgan, producing a score for a new adaptation of ‘The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe’ and producing several Classical and Jazz recordings.