Pianist and composer working in the fields of jazz and improvised musicclick to share
Mark Pringle is a pianist and composer from the UK working in the fields of jazz and improvised music. He is a Yamaha Jazz Scholar and Peter Whittingham Award winner, and has performed his own music at the Proms Late Series for BBC Radio 3, Manchester Jazz Festival, The Vortex, Southbank Centre and many more prominent venues across Europe. He currently lives in Berlin.
As a leader and sideman in diverse artistic projects Europe-wide, Mark is often found straddling genre boundaries to create music uniquely his own – notably his twelve-piece large ensemble A Moveable Feast, London Sinfonietta oboist Melinda Maxwell’s classical/improv group, a freewheeling duo with trumpeter Tom Syson, an improvised solo project, pan-European trio Nighthawks and numerous collaborative settings internationally. He has furthermore performed classical works, most notably Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time.
Mark owes a great deal to the extraordinary musicians and creative minds he was fortunate to encounter during his conservatoire studies in Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris, Amsterdam and Birmingham – John Taylor, Greg Cohen, Søren Kjærgaard, Liam Noble and Harmen Fraanje to name just a few.