Mark Mortimer grew up in Crowborough, East Sussex, and began to learn the flute and piano at age 7. Whilst only 12, he made his debut as a solo flautist on Belgian Television.
Mark was a chorister and music scholar at Lancing College, during which time he was a member of the National Youth Wind Orchestra. Subsequently, he read music at London University, concurrently studying piano and conducting at the Guildhall School of Music.
In 1997, he won a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship to study conducting at Indiana University School of Music in Bloomington. Whilst at Indiana, he worked with many distinguished musicians, conducted numerous orchestral concerts and assisted in the Opera Department.
Back in the UK, Mark has gained wide conducting experience over a variety of musical styles including opera, operetta, musicals, choral and orchestral. Recent engagements include conducting The New London Professionals Orchestra and The Royal Academy of Music Chamber Choir.
Mark is a dedicated piano tutor, to both adults and children. He is passionately committed to working with and inspiring young musicians, which led him to form the Tunbridge Wells Youth Orchestra in 2005.
In his spare time, Mark writes articles on music-related topics for various national and local publications. He enjoys cinema, literature, tennis and playing obscure piano repertoire for fun.
Getting in touch...
Tel. 01892 668 313 or email firstname.lastname@example.org