Dorset County Museum is pleased to announce a forthcoming concert by classical guitarist Mark Jennings. The concert will take place on Thursday 10th July at 1.00pm in the Museum’s atmospheric Victorian Gallery.
Mark has been playing classical guitar for most of his life having started lessons from an early age. He attended the London College of Music, studying classical guitar performance with Carlos Bonell. As a student Mark performed in many public international master classes hosted by distinguished artists. Since leaving music college, he has enjoyed performing in many parts of the UK.
Mark recognizes the importance of being alive to other interests and of having ‘broad horizons’. During the 1990s he combined his enthusiasm for performance with studies at Birkbeck College, London where he was gained a degree in History, Philosophy and Politics. After graduation, his interest in philosophy took him to University College London where he was awarded an M.Phil. and Ph.D. in Philosophy.
Mark has enjoyed a variety of successful musical collaborations with other musicians including the Baroque Players, which he co-founded. More recently he has performed as a guitar duo with Peter Rueffer, founder of The Pro Arte Trio and Music Director of the Dillington International Classical Guitar Festival.
Mark is currently based at Christ’s Hospital in West Sussex. He continues to enjoy teaching and classical guitar performance, and welcomes invitations to give recitals or to take part in shared concerts, including invitations to perform to help raise funds for charity.