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Name: Mark Anderson
Skills: soloist, chamber player
Phone: +1 925 846 4616
Fax: +1 925 484 3147
Address: 253 Tomas Way, Pleasanton, CA 94566, United States
Links: Website     E-mail
Pianist Mark Anderson, a native of the San Francisco Bay Area, has become one of the world's outstanding pianists over the last several years. He has performed in Japan, throughout Europe and Great Britain, Ireland, Canada, and the United States. He is invited regularly to perform as soloist with such orchestras as the Tokyo Metropolitan Orchestra, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Hungarian State Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra, the Bournemouth Sinfionetta, the National Symphony (U.S.), the RTE (Radio/Television Ireland) Symphony Orchestra, l'Orchestre Metropolitain of Quebec and numerous orchestras throughout the United States.

Mr. Anderson has appeared at Alice Tully Hall, the Kennedy Center, London's Wigmore Hall and Zurich's Tonhalle and elsewhere throughout Europe and the United States to great critical acclaim. In addition, his performances are often featured on the BBC, the CBC in Canada, and on radio and television in Spain, Italy, Ireland, Japan and the United States. Competition successes include First Prizes at the 1994 William Kapell/University of Maryland International Piano Competition and the 1993 Washington International Piano Competition. Also in 1993, he was awarded Third Prize and the BBC Audience Award at the prestigious Leeds International Piano Competition. He has also received top prizes at the Busoni in Italy, the Tokyo and the Dublin competitions.

Mr. Anderson began piano studies at the age of 5 and later had his formative training with Aiko Onishi. After completing his Bachelor of Music degree at San Jose State University, he was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to continue graduate studies in England. While abroad, he completed degrees at both the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and the Royal Academy of Music in London. He has also studied privately with Trula Whelan in California, Ryszard Bakst in Manchester, and Benjamin Kaplan in London.

Mark Anderson's concert engagements this year include appearances throughout England, the United States and Japan as soloist with various orchestras, in solo recital and with his wife Tamriko Siprashvili as a piano duo. He is often invited to adjudicate local and international competitions and teaches privately in California. Mr. Anderson is affiliated with Astral Artistic Services in Philadelphia, records exclusively with Nimbus Records and has released recordings of works by Liszt, Schumann, Brahms and Dohnanyi which have all have met with tremendous critical acclaim.



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