Growing up in Hampshire, Mark started his musical journey on piano, aged 6. Mark also originally started brass playing on the trumpet before shortly progressing to the tuba at the age of 14. During his time at school Mark was taught by Jonathan Riches and had chances to perform in both Basingstoke area and Hampshire county youth ensembles. Joining a range of local orchestras and wind bands, Mark had the opportunity to grow musically and learn from renowned conductors such as Phillip Scott. Now studying under Graham Sibley at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. Mark is in his third year and continues to enjoy wind bands, orchestral and ensemble music. Mark plays in Curzon Brass, a brass quintet which often plays in an exciting variety of concerts across the country and recent winners of the Leamington music prize. As well as playing in When Tuba Come One, a tuba quartet which are semifinalists in the ITEC ensemble competition.