Brian Mark is an accomplished versatile accompanist and pianist, who has worked with many organizations and artists throughout San Francisco and New York City.
In addition to classical music, he is well experienced and varied in jazz, musical theatre, pop, rock, and new age. On both US coasts, he has performed constantly at recitals and social events, such as weddings, cocktail parties, art gallery openings, auditions, and other various functions. In 2010 he had the opportunity to perform as a pianist in many styles and genres for an opening exhibit in Manhattan with the prestigious David Tutera, the director of We TV's My Fair Wedding (shown on Wetv).
As a classical pianist, he has accompanied SF tenor A.J. Gluekert at the San Francisco War Memorial & Performing Arts Center, Berkeley based Soprano Ann Moss at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and recently worked with NY Soprano based Karmen Kluge for a performance as Suzanna (in Marriage of Figaro) with the Brooklyn Opera. In addition, he worked with SF Coloratura Soprano Stephanie Reneé Wetter in the Castro of San Francisco (restaurant recently closed) in the Fall of 2005. Also, he accompanied with Ms. Kluge for an audition on selections from Mozart's "Cosě fan tutte", as well as accompanying a vocalist on some Debussy Art Songs for a Vocal Competition on Long Island, NY. Brian continues to accompany and offer vocal coachings to singers in the NYC Metropolitan area when he resides across the Atlantic.
As a solo pianist, he has performed at the San Francisco War Memorial & Performing Arts Center, The San Francisco Conservatory Hellman Recital Hall, Galapagos Art Space in Brooklyn, and Roulette in New York City.
In addition to serving as a pianist for various high school and middle school music theatre productions in San Francisco, he was the sub accompanist and an acting Music Director for the Bay Theatre District rehearsals of "The Fantastiks" at the Actors' Equity in Midtown, and was hired as a cabaret accompanist and an arranger (opening song for show) for an Off-Off Broadway Musical Theatre Review show ("The Swinging Office 60's Christmas Party) with Bizarre Noir Productions, which was performed at the Theater's Players Loft in the Village in 2008. That year he was also the pianist and assistant Music Director for Urban Academy's Musical Theatre Review Program.
Brian also has a Master of Music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and a Bachelor of Music from Boston's Berklee College of Music.