born on November 8 1983. At the age of seven he got in touch with music, though this was not the guitar yet. Mark started playing the trumpet first. Aged twelve he discovered the guitar. From that moment on the guitar became a part of Mark’s life.
Beside playing the guitar, composing and arranging have played an important role in Mark’s development. He has written compositions and arrangements for various line-ups and regularly travels through Europe to teach and to conduct clinics and workshops.
Mark studied at the Rotterdam Conservatory (Codarts). He completed two studies.
2003 – 2007 Performing musician (light music)
2009 – 2011 Music education (Bachelor of Music in Education)
Mark played in different bands during his study. The most important band in which he had a leading role was “Penny’s Twisted Flavour”. Their debut album “Sketches” was released in February 2010.
Furthermore he played with “Mythlorian” at Wacke Open Air, and played guest solos on the two albums by “Lord Volture” entitled “Beast of thunder” and “Never cri wolf”. Beside Mark’s band activities he also performs as a session musician, and has made a lot of guitar recordings for and with various bands, projects and events.