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Biography Mark Derudder : Mark DerudderBálint VárayPau Codina MasferrerMiguel Àngel Rodriguez

Born in 1984 in Fukuoka (Japan) Mark Derudder moved to Belgium at the age of 2 and started playing the violin at the age of 6. In 2002 he won the first prize in the National Competition ‘Axion Classics’. In 2004 he won the Gold Medal at the Marlow Music Festival.

In 2002 Mark went to London to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Yfrah Neaman. He then continued his studies with Krzysztof Smietana and is now a student of David Takeno. He received the MBF Ian Fleming Charitable Trust Award and the Martin Musical Fund Award to support his studies at the Guildhall School.

He had masterclasses with Herman Krebbers, Zakhar Bron, Miriam Fried, the Emerson Quartet, Borodin Quartet, Samuel Rhodes (Julliard Quartet)
He has played with distinguished artists such as Alexander Rudin, Malin Broman, Arisa Fujita, Natalia Lomeiko, Yuri Zhislin, Krzysztof Smietana and Caroline Palmer.
Mark has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in Europe and the U.S. in venues such as Carnegie Hall , New York - Wigmore Hall, London - Beethoven Haus, Bonn - La Monnaie, Brussels.
In 2014 Mark joined the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra as their new Co-Leader.