Bio In Brief
Classically trained by the late Ivan Fosello, pianist for the famous European conductor and arranger, Mantovani, Mark received his grades through the Trinity College of London as well as studying jazz.
Signed as the only Australian to the world famous European label – Cafe del Mar. Café del Mar Vol. XVI which included his track “Long Flight Home” went # 1 in Spain and in the top 10 in several European countries at iTunes Stores!
Mark has since had a dozen releases in Europe on multiple labels, including Sony Europe and a few of which have been included on compilations that have charted. The compilation “Erotic Lounge 9” ranked # 1 in the euro iTunes electronic charts which included his track “Somewhere Else”. SONY MUSIC compilation “Campari Sunset Chillout” entered the German Chillout Charts at #1 which included his track, “TRAIN OF THOUGHT”.
- Keyboard product specialist for ROLAND keyboards – nationwide performances, clinics and training videos. (click here for Roland videos)
- Guest artist – Fashion TV 3rd anniversary.
- Toured with Dire Straits in their support band, performing in front of stadium crowds of up to 60,000.
- Performed for Sir Richard Branson at his Makepiece Island media launch.
- Wrote and produced “Children to Champions”, an Orchestral piece for the Canadian Olympic trials.
- Co-wrote and produced the music for Ch 9’s recent TV show “This Is Your Life” with Eddie McGuire.
- Produced the soundtrack for Honda’s ASIMO robot live tour.
- Guest lecturer a number of times at Griffith University.
- Long term resident entertainer at the Sheraton Mirage – Gold Coast.
- Original song “Rescued” was awarded a “Finalist” position for the 2014 International Song Competition
- Original song “Rescued” was awarded a “semi-finalist” position for the 2013 International Song Competition.
- Original song “Cadenza” was awarded a “semi-finalist” position for the 2012 ISC.
- Numerous television performances.