You might recognise his name from BBC Young Musician or BBC Proms Young Composer competitions when he won both titles in 2006, aged 17… You might have heard that he was the recipient of the Sky Arts Futures Fund worth £30 000… You might have heard about the premiere of his piece A mirror-fragment…by the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican which received a 5* review in The Guardian… Put simply, in the last few years Mark Simpson has managed to forge an impressive reputation for himself as one of the most talented upcoming musicians out there.
His most recent achievement is a major signing to Boosey & Hawkes for which we want to wish him a huge congratulations!
Mark said about the publishing agreement,
It is a huge honour and an absolute privilege to be signing with Boosey & Hawkes. I grew up studying the scores of the great composers in the B&H catalogue and to now be included alongside some of my compositional heroes is a dream come true.
Having appeared as a soloist for some of the UK’s most reputed orchestras including the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and BBC Philharmonic, Mark will be performing an intimate solo recital at Hoxton Hall on Tuesday 11 June. Tickets are £15 (£11.25 jobseekers/under 26s, £5 students) and can be booked on our website.
Check out this video of Mark performing his elegant piece Echoes and Embers for BBC Radio 3.