New Zealand born Mark Walton is a highly respected and popular figure in the Australian and New Zealand musical scene
New Zealand born Mark Walton is a highly respected and popular figure in the Australian and New Zealand musical scene and widely acknowledged as a virtuoso clarinet and saxophone performer, inspiring teacher and charismatic musician.
For many years Mark held the position of Chair of Woodwind and then Chair of Performance at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music but for the last 12 years he has been sharing his time between Australia and New Zealand. Mark has performed in many parts of the world, recorded numerous solo albums, written and compiled over 200 hundred music publications and written three books. Composition now takes up a large part of Mark’s time and his music proves popular with audiences and performers alike.
Mark was awarded the Order of Australia Medal in 2005 for his contribution to Music Education in Australia. From 2018 Mark will be permanently based back in Sydney teaching, performing and composing.