Mark was born in Poole, Dorset, and began playing cornet at the age of seven.
He joined the school brass band and was a member of the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain. At the age of 17 he took his first trumpet lesson and went on to study at The Royal Academy of Music, London, with John Wilbraham. In his last year of study Mark took part in the RAM exchange programme and studied at The Queensland Conservatorium of Music in Brisbane. Since his graduation he has played with The Cape Town Opera and Ballet Orchestra, Queensland Philharmonic, Queensland Orchestra and Singapore Symphony orchestra.
Mark is a member of New Zealand Brass and Stroma contemporary music ensemble. Since moving to New Zealand Mark has taken up many new hobbies including refereeing rugby union, fly fishing, scuba diving and mountain biking.
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