Workshop & Recital

Mark will be giving an all day workshop on Saturday 23rd May, finishing with a short recital as part of the Reigate & Redhill Music Festival.  The workshop will focus on areas that were highlighted over last weekend when Mark was adjudicating at the Festival.  Areas like dynamics, right hand technique, stage presence will all be covered in an informal and fun way.   Continue reading

Vida CD launch at the South Bank Centre-London.

'Rhapsody' Launch at the South Bank

'Rhapsody' Launch at the South Bank

  This is a very exciting year for Mark and the Vida Guitar Quartet with the release of their new CD 'Rhapsody' on the BGS label. The launch will take place at the Purcell Room-South Bank Centre, London on Monday  22nd April at 7.45pm.  The new CD includes an exciting new arrangement of George Gershwin's 'Rhapsody in Blue', Mark's own arrangement of Malcolm Arnold's 'English Dances', Adam Gorb's 'Yiddish Dances' and David Crittenden's 'A Scottish Fantasy'.  Should be a night to remember so join them if you can.  Click here to view a tantalising clip on youtube, of them performing in a recent concert on their US tour.  

Visit to guitar making school at Newark College

The students guitars lined up and ready to be plucked!

Last week I visited the guitar making school at Newark College.  It was graduation day and my role was to play as many of their finished instruments as possible, give them feedback from a performers point of view and then select what I considered the best instruments to perform on in the evening. Continue reading