Mark studied music at Dublin Institute of Technology, Conservatory of Music and Drama, where his tutor was Anne Marie O'Sullivan and Robert Alderson. He was awarded a BMus Performance degree in June 2006. Mark currently is on the Post-Graduate course at Royal Northern College of Music, Studying Voice with Barbara Robotham.
In 1996 Mark was the boy soprano soloist on R.T.E's 'Faith of our Fathers'. Mark has been successful in many competitions. He has been awarded the William T. Watt cup for Tenor solo and in June 2004 he was a recipient of the Count John Mc Cormack Bursary.
He has participated in master classes given by Mark John Ainsley, Ugo Benelli, Julius Drake, Eric von Ibler and Denis O'Neill.
At DIT Mark sang Monostatos (Die Zauberfl÷te), Dr. Caius (Falstaff), Parpignol (La Boheme), Borsa (Rigoletto), Gastone (La Traviata) and Alfredo (Die Fledermaus), Orfeo (Orfeo ed Eurydice) in excerpts annually presented by DIT at the National Concert Hall. Mark sang the role of Don Basilio in Opera Ireland/DIT 'Bite-size' production of 'The Marriage of Figaro' under the direction of Dieter Kagei at the Gaiety Theatre. At RNCM Mark has sang Monsieur Triquet (Eugene Onegin) and excerpts of Jaquino (Fidelio), Lysander (A Midsummer night's dream) and Lurcanio (Ariodante).
He has sung as a member of the chorus for Opera Ireland. Previous performances include Tosca, Jenůfa, Orfeo Ed Eurydice (Ireland/Germany), Rigoletto, Die Zauberfl÷te, La Traviata, Imeneo and La Cenerentola. Professional opera engagements have included Don Curzio in Le Nozze di Figaro for lyric opera, Spiridione in Il Campanello for Anna Livia, Dancairo Carmen, Mananan International Opera Festival.
Mark sings regularly in concert and Oratorio. Previously this year Mark participated in Mozart's Requiem conducted by Sir Colin Davis and sang the Tenor solo in Handel's Dixit Dominus for an audience at Lord Cholmondeley stately home. Most recently this year at the Manchester International Music festival Mark was involved in a commissioned stage work by Anri Sala.
Mark has currently taken up a position on the Baylis, Opera works Singing programme at English National Opera, London for 2009/2010