Our Artiste for Feb. 13th. is Mark Thompson.
a Newcastle Lad has been playing the Electronic Organ from the age of
seven. He joined the Technics Academy at the age of nine, where he
worked his way through grades and entered local competitions,
reaching area finals in 1999. He began playing concerts at the age of
fifteen, and now travels up and down the UK, and abroad, playing the
Yamaha EL900 for organ societies, festivals and private functions.
2002 Mark played in, and won, the ‘Young Theatre Organist of the
Year’ competition and has performed on many of the country's top
theatre organs since. In 2012 he was the Musical Director for the
Gala Theatre in Durham for their performance of “Sleeping Beauty”,
with a total of 60 performancesto play and conduct.
the highlights of his career was in 2010 when he spent in israel,
playing and singing with the band “Skidoo 23” At present Mark
keeps busy playing Concerts and backing vocals in a band called “Wall
Street”, working as a rehearsal pianist for five operatic
societies, and playing as part of a duowith a singer.
spare time (whenever that is) Mark also enjoys playing the church
organ and has played for Messiah, The Creation and many other works
with varios choirs.
look forward to an excellent evening of music played by the very
talented Mark Thompson.