Playful, award-winning maestro Mark Andrew James creates extraordinary musical experiences – for audiences and performers alike.
Driven by his passion for discovering each ensemble's unique personality without compromise to excellence, Mark is widely acclaimed for facilitating accessible and collaborative performances of great music that audiences enjoy – performed by ensembles brought to exceed their own expectations by this easy-to-work-with maestro.
Mark Andrew James has conducted critically acclaimed performances with ensembles around the world – including Juilliard Symphony, Israeli Philharmonic, Everett Symphony and the New York Philharmonic.
A graduate of masterclasses with conducting legends Leonard Bernstein, Sir George Solti and Zubin Mehta, he was taken under the wing of Sir Charles Mackerras, who mentored his early career.
In recognition of his work, Mark has received many awards, including EMI Prize for Recording, Dame Ruth Railton Prize for Woodwind and a nomination for "Creative Briton" Award.
In 1993, he founded the Sussex Symphony Orchestra, who have performed to audiences of over 11,000 people. He has delighted in providing opportunities for audiences to enjoy the standard classical repertoire, while enthusiastically introducing new works of contemporary composers Paul Carr, Paul Lewis, Peter Copley and David Fanshawe.
Mark offers broad capabilities and rich experience for any number of musical projects – including symphony and chamber concerts, music festivals, choirs and choral collaborations, studio recordings, masterclasses and other workshops.
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