Further information on MARK ANTHONY L.L.C.M. (T.D), A.L.C.M., Professional String Teacher, Musician,
Composer and International Violin Dealer.|
Studied violin from the age of twelve under Miss Sally M. Knight A.R.C.M.
Entered A.B.R.S.M. violin examinations achieving merits and distinctions including Grade 8.
Studied Pianoforte and Theory of Music under Miss Ruby Wright. L.R.A.M.
Entered A.B.R.S.M. Theory of Music examinations achieving merits and distinctions including Grade 8.
Studied advanced music courses including Pianoforte at Southend College of Technology.
Entered A.B.R.S.M. pianoforte examinations achieving merits and distinctions.
Orchestras and solo performances:
1975-1976: 2nd Violinist - Second Essex Youth Orchestra
1976-1978: 2nd Violinist - Southend Sinfonia
1976-1978: 1st Violinist - Southend Youth Orchestra
1977: Toured Yorkshire with SYO. Resident at Sheffield University.
1978: Toured Scotland with SYO. Resident at Stirling University. Performances included the Usher Hall at Edinburgh.
Performed at Chelmsford and Leigh-On-Sea music festivals and recitals at many Essex venues including Chelmsford Cathedral and Sandon and West Hanningfield Churches.
Professional training years, studying Violin and Pianoforte at the London College of Music Musical Conservatoire in Great Marlborough Street London under the Directorship of Dr.William S. Lloyd-Webber.
Studied Violin (first study) with Professor Peter Turton.
Peter was Director of the Junior Music School and Head of String Department. He was Ex London Philharmonic Orchestra player for six years. Principle conductor of the London College of Music College Orchestra as well as the college's String Orchestra.
Studied Pianoforte (second study) with Professor Lawrence Clarke.
1978-80: First Violinist with the L.C.M. College Orchestra.
1978-80: First Violinist with the L.C.M. Choral Orchestra.
1978-81: First Violinist with the L.C.M. String Orchestra.
1978-81: First Violinist with the L.C.M. Students Union Orchestra.
1979-80: Leader of Second Violins with the L.C.M. Choral Orchestra.
1980-81: Principle (Leader) of Second Violins with the L.C.M. College Orchestra.
1980-81: Leader of the L.C.M. Choral Orchestra.
Studied Theory and Composition with Professor Paul Sturman.
He wrote a number of literatures on Composition.
31st July 1979:
Awarded Diploma of Associate of the London College of Music in Violin Performance.
30th April 1980:
Awarded Diploma of Teachers Licentiateship of the London College of Music.
Performed in London at famous and prestigious locations such as St. John's Church, Smith Square and at St. James's Church Piccadilly.
Recorded special LP with the London College of Music Students Union Orchestra at South Ossett.
Toured Yorkshire while resident at Sheffield with the London College of Music Students Union Orchestra.
1978 - 1981:
Performed with world virtuosos such as Julian Lloyd-Webber (Cellist), John Lill (Pianist) Acker Bilk (Jazz Clarinettist) and John Williams (Guitarist).
Many years a member of The Incorporated Society of Musicians.
October 1981 - Present Day:
Private instrumental teaching practice set up offering very high quality violin coaching and master-classes.
Beginners, Intermediates & Advance students of all ages and handicaps aged 3 - 100+ welcome. A.B.R.S.M. examinations including diploma and degree courses catered for.
Officially police checked for working with young people. Certificate is available on request.
Periods of teaching in public and private Essex schools.
1991 - Present Day:
Co-founder of Chamber Ensemble 'HIGHLY STRUNG'.
Presently consists of 1 or 2 Violins, Viola and Classical Guitar. A number of CD recordings have been produced and comprise of a wide range of music from Classical to Modern. Details are available on request.
CENTURION VIOLINS Established.