Mark has won numerous competitions and awards throughout Australia including the Leslie Barklamb Scholarships, the 3MBS Young Performer of the Year Award and the Australian Youth Classical Music Competition. In 2006, he was the winner of the Open Flute Competition at the Australian Flute Festival. Internationally, Mark was the recipient of the British Flute Society Award, the Zangger-Weber Stiftung and in 2012, he received the Third Prize and the Audience Prize at the August-Everding Music Competition in Munich, Germany.
Mark began learning the flute with Tony Barnden at the age of 10, who helped him attain his Associate Diploma from the Australian Music Examination Board at the age of 13. Whilst studying with Alan Hardy at the age of 14, Mark was awarded a Licentiate Diploma with Distinction, making him the youngest flutist in Australia to have received the honour. He received his Bachelor of Music degree from the Australian National University where he studied with Virginia Taylor and Vernon Hill, after which he travelled to the U.K to study with Trevor Wye at his Flute Studio; Zurich, Switzerland with Matthias Ziegler where he received his Master of Music Performance and Specialised Master of Music for Soloists degrees; and Munich, Germany with Andrea Lieberknecht where he received his Master of Performance in New Music degree.
Mark was a guest member of the Tonhalle-Orchestra Zurich and has collaborated with several notable composers including Helmut Lachenmann, Beat Furrer, William Blank and Heinz Holliger; and conductors such as Kent Nagano, Lionel Bringuier, Roland Kluttig, Zsolt Nagy, David Zinman, Werner Ehrhardt, Douglas Boyd and Nello Santi. As a soloist, Mark has performed with the Bach Collegium München and the Filharmonie Hradec Králové.
Mark is now teaching and performing around Australia and is the Artist-in-Residence at Flutes & Flutists Pty Limited.