Mark Underwood has played internationally as a flautist in solo recitals, ensembles and orchestras. He has recorded the solo CD Piping Hot and with the wind quintet and music theatre ensemble Harlequin the CD Diamonds.
A winner of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Instrumental and Vocal Competition, Mark completed his studies with first class honours at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and University of Sydney before commencing studies with Edward Becket and William Bennett in London.
Debut recitals at the Purcell Room and Wigmore Hall received high praise and his programmes range from folk and classical music to over a hundred works by twentieth century and living composers from around the world. He has commissioned new music and given first performances of these works and many others on flute, piccolo, alto or bass flutes.
Mark’s commitment to contemporary music initially resulted in his founding of the Australian ensemble Chromattica. Notable engagements over the course of his career have included concerts for the International Society for Contemporary Music, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Gold, the Sydney Opera House, St John’s Smith Square’s programme New Zealand Sounds, and the British Music Information series Faces of the Flute as well as radio broadcasts, concerts and workshops at universities worldwide.
Performances for CAM:
13 February 2023