Mark Luther has enjoyed a hugely successful International career over the last 20 years and his many operatic roles have included: Vanya Kudryash and Jacquino (New Zealand International Festival of Arts), Tamino (National Opera New Zealand and The Harare International Music festival, Zimbabwe), Don Ottavio (Mozart International Festival- Schonbrunn- Vienna), Macduff and Arturo (Lucia) (Welsh National Opera.), Lenski (Opera North), Paris (King Priam) (English National Opera), Don Jose (Rotterdam and Holders Festival- Barbados), Gondolier and 1st American (Glyndebourne Festival Opera), Lenski (Buxton Festival), Rodolfo (Castleward Opera N.Ireland), Pinkerton (Butterfly) and Alfredo (Traviata) (Longborough Festival) and Faust and 1st Armed Man (Mid Wales Opera).
In addition to his operatic and concert performances, Mark has made many TV and radio broadcasts including the role of Paris King Priam in a live Radio 3 broadcast to celebrate Sir Michael Tippett’s 90th birthday, TV broadcasts for the RTE concert orchestra in Dublin and ‘On the Threshold’ for BBC Radio Wales.
Mark has also had a busy career in oratorio, appearing many times at the Queen Elizabeth Hall. He has sung Haydn’s Elijah at St. John’s Smith Square and Verdi’s Requiem at York Minster; also throughout Holland where the Maastricht performance was broadcast live on Dutch radio.
He has appeared regularly as guest artist with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in their Summer Proms Concerts series, with the RTE concert orchestra in Dublin and with the National Symphony Orchestra. Most recently, Mark sang the tenor solo in Mozart’s Requiem at the Royal Festival Hall. He has also made several guest appearances on the cruise ships of P&O where he regularly performs with the BBC news broadcaster Richard Baker and also on QE2 and QM2 ships of Cunard. Mark was recently guest artist for Katherine Jenkins on her British autumn tour, has sung with Paul Potts and duetted ‘Danny Boy’ with the former boxing champion Barry McGuigan during a recent Charity Gala to raise funds for Anchor House!
In addition to his Mario Lanza and Tom Jones Corporate and Theatre shows, Mark has made several advertisement recordings over the last few years, the two most notable being for FCUK and Bacardi with the racing driver Michael Schumacher.
Mark has sung for many dignitaries during his distinguished career, including HRHs The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh and Princess Anne, George Bush senior, Boris Yeltsin and John Major, as well as many other renowned International politicians.
Mark's recordings include: Carmen (Don Jose) for Carlton Classics, an ‘Opera Highlights’ CD for Tosca Records and a solo CD, entitled ‘Shades of Passion’.
Mark is Co-Founder and Director of City Music Services Ltd. www.citymusicservices.co.uk
Mark runs a successful singing teaching practice in Kettering, where he teaches all musical styles from beginners through to advanced students. To book a ‘taster session’ or for more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 07932 630581
Alongside a busy teaching career at the Junior Royal College of Music, London, Uppingham and Pitsford Schools, Edward also teaches privately in Kettering. His career as a pianist has led to performances at Barbican Hall, LSO St. Luke’s, the Royal Albert Hall, Wigmore Hall and St. John’s Smith Square.
Edward has also broadcast numerous times for BBC Radio 3. His competition successes include First Prize in the Robert William & Florence Amy Brant International Pianoforte Competition. He is a member of the pioneering Workers Union Ensemble, a chamber group which dedicates itself to the performance of twentieth and twenty-first century music.
Edward is also in demand as an accompanist, playing for four choirs in Northamptonshire. Recently he appeared at the televised 2019 Llangollen Eisteddfod accompanying Belcanto.
Edward is also a composer and his music has been broadcast on JCom Radio in Great Britain and on French national radio. He has a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and City University, London.
In his limited spare time Edward is a keen cyclist whose enthusiasm led him to cycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats in 2015, performing concerts along the way and raising over £4,000 for the MS Society.