Oboist from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan,
who attended the Curtis Institute of Music, from when he graduated with a
Bachelor of Arts. He complemented his education at the
Aspen Music Festival and the Tanglewood Music
Center. His teachers included Geordie Howe,
John de Lancie, and James Mason.
In 1996, he
became a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Other groups with whom he has worked
comprise the Atlanta Symphony, the Boston Pops, the Florida Orchestra, the
Milwaukee Symphony, Orchester Staatsbad
Meinberg, and the Santa Fe Opera.
which he appears include Back to the
Well by Kenny Rogers, and America,
Holiday Pops and A Splash of Pops by the Boston Pops.
February 2004, the BSO gave a Valentine’s concert that featured the
orchestra’s married couples performing duets. Mark and his wife, flautist Linda Toote, performed “Concerto for Flute and Oboe”
by Antonio Salieri.
participated in the BSO’s prelude concert at
Ozawa Hall in Lenox on 8th August 2008. The program comprised “Six
American Painters” by John Harbison, “String
Quartet in C” by Franz Joseph Haydn, and “String Quartet in G
minor” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
January 2012, members of the BSO gathered at Jordan Hall where they
performed “Serenade in D for Flute, Violin and Viola, Op. 25”
by Ludwig van Beethoven, “Serenade No. 1” by Johannes Brahms,
and “Serenade No. 12 in C minor for Winds, K. 388” by Mozart.
In the field
of music education, he has taught at the Boston University College of Fine
Arts and the New England Conservatory of Music.