Mark was born and grew up in Perth, Scotland and studied at the Royal Academy of Music, where he is an Associate. Credits in the West End include Les Misérables: The Staged Concert (Gielgud and the original production at Queen’s), Miss Saigon (Prince Edward), Crazy for You and Betty Blue Eyes (Novello), Oliver! (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane), Carousel and Fiddler on the Roof (Savoy), Evita (Adelphi) and Jumpers (Piccadilly). Other musicals include Barnum (Chichester) and Gigi (Regent’s Park Open Air). He recorded Stephen Warbeck’s original piano scores for Old Times (Harold Pinter Theatre) and Uncle Vanya (Vaudeville) and has worked extensively for the National Theatre (including From Morning to Midnight, Theatre of Blood, The Coast of Utopia, His Dark Materials), the RSC (the 2011 Lincoln Center Festival, NYC) and Shakespeare’s Globe. As a pianist and accordionist, his performing and recording credits include work with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (the UK premiere of Osvaldo Golijov’s Azul at Symphony Hall), the BBC Concert Orchestra (John Williams Prom, Fiddler on the Roof Prom and Danny Elfman tribute) and Rambert. Mark performed in the live BBC broadcasts Liverpool Nativity and Manchester Passion, and has played on numerous film soundtracks, including Beauty and the Beast, Whisky Galore! and The Children Act, for which he was piano coach to Emma Thompson.