Mark Austin

Mark Austin is a conductor and pianist of integrity. His sensitive and mature performances have earned a reputation for their “eloquent intensity” (Guardian).

In spring 2018 Mark works for Royal Opera as assistant conductor for the world premiere of Mark-Anthony Turnage’s opera ‘Coraline’. In the summer he returns to the Grange Festival for ‘Il barbiere di Siviglia’ (assistant conductor to David Parry), and leads the advanced opera course at Dartington International Festival (Mozart ‘Le nozze di Figaro’). Recent opera conducting credits include: ‘Goyescas’ (Grange Festival), ‘Hansel and Gretel’ (Mercury Theatre), ‘La traviata', ‘Le comte Ory' (Opera South), ‘Il barbiere di Siviglia’, and ‘Tosca’ (Musique Cordiale International Festival). He is artistic director of Faust Chamber Orchestra, performing in Kings Place, LSO St Luke’s and West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge.

An accomplished pianist, Mark has accompanied singers at venues including Kings Place, Wigmore Hall, St John’s Smith Square, Leighton House (Dame Felicity Lott), Holywell Music Room, Colston Hall, Champs Hill, Opera Bastille, Paris and the Shanghai Oriental Arts Centre.