As a freelance accompanist, Mark Kinkaid has worked for the Royal College of
Music, Royal Academy of Music, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, BBC
Symphony Orchestra and Pegasus Opera. He has accompanied the Basingstoke
Choral Society since 1976 and was appointed Assistant Musical Director in 1997.
In 2010-2012, he was the accompanist for the Lisa Friend London Flute Summer
Masterclass. In 2012-2013, he was an official accompanist on the Cambridge
International String Academy Course.
He has also been a repetiteur for Opera South (Manon) as well as completing a
season with Opera Integra. Mark was the official accompanist on the Torroella de
Montgri Summer Course in Spain (1992-1993), accompanist in Janacek Cunning
Little Vixen (2007) and musical director in four performances of Humperdinck
Hansel and Gretel (2008) for 'Music at Woodhouse', Surrey.
Mark regularly collaborates with solo
flautist Lisa Friend. Together, they have
broadcast a live duo recital on Classic FM,
performed at the 'White Rose Ball' Holocaust Fundraiser alongside artist Liza
Minnelli and recorded a CD of romantic
works on the Signum Records. Mark has
also performed various works with
orchestra and played at the Purcell Room
with flautist James Dutton as part of the
Park Lane Group Recitals.
He teaches at Abercorn School, London,
Queen Mary's College, Basingstoke, and is
pianist in residence at London's
prestigious Centre for Young Musicians.