Mark studied music at Cambridge University, the Royal College of Music and the National Opera Studio in London.
He was a member of the Music Staff at Scottish Opera for four years before returning to London where he enjoyed a busy and varied career as a freelance pianist, coach and conductor.
Mark’s many credits as Musical Director at the National Theatre London include A Little Night Music with Dame Judi Dench, Oklahoma! with Hugh Jackman, Peter Pan with Sir Ian McKellen, Mother Courage, Guys and Dolls, Lady in the Dark, Candid and Sweeny Todd.
Since relocating to New Zealand fourteen years ago he has worked for New Zealand Opera, the NZ Symphony Orchestra, Capital E Theatre Company, Toi Whakaari, the New Zealand Opera School, and the New Zealand Singing School. He was for many years Head Accompanist/Vocal Coach at the New Zealand School of Music in Wellington and is Director of Music at St Barnabas Roseneath.