Originally from Manchester, professional percussionist, composer, director and educator Mark Bradbury studied at the prestigious Chetham’s School of Music for ten years from the age of eight, before continuing his studies at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama and The Royal Northern College of Music.
As a percussionist, Mark has performed and collaborated with some of the most renowned artists, musicians, ensembles and orchestras in the UK and abroad – The BBC Philharmonic, Liverpool Philharmonic, Western Australian Symphony Orchestras, Gary Barlow, Evelyn Glennie, James Woods and Toru Takemitsu.
His work as a composer has led to much acclaim, having commissioned work for The Royal Albert Hall, The Edinburgh Festival, The Royal Exchange Theatre Company, The Theatre Royal, Bath and The Northern Dance Company. Currently, Mark is working on film and TV scores for studios in Los Angeles, California.
As Director of Music at The Royal High School Bath since January 2014, Mark has led the development and overseen the completion of the new Music School which has just become one of two hundred music establishments, globally recognised as a prestigious Steinway Music School.
Alongside everything, Mark still manages to find time within his busy schedule to still perform and direct numerous choirs and ensembles.