Mark Connors is a graduate of Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University (QCGU), having studied classical piano under the tutelage of Oleg Stepanov. As an undergraduate he was awarded the Hilda Woolmer Scholarship Prize for piano accompaniment at QCGU and has participated in the International Art Song Academy at WAAPA twice, where he worked with the renowned accompanist Dr Graham Johnson.
Mark collaborated for several years with Brisbane City Opera (BCO), for whom he conducted Handel’s Apollo & Dafne and the Australian premiere of Richard Ferguson’s Opera Galactica. He has performed in concerts for ‘Voxalis’ – a Brisbane-based emerging arts organisation and continues to be in demand as a studio pianist/collaborative artist, having worked with ensembles such as Topology and Little Match Company for some of their touring programs.
Mark plays regularly for school and community choirs. He works as a studio accompanist for classical voice at QCGU. In 2019 He was engaged as the Children’s Chorus Master for Opera Australia’s regional touring production of Madama Butterfly. Mark has been repetiteur for Opera Queensland’s (OQ) 2017 productions of The Pearl Fishers and Ruddigore, or The Witch's Curse, their 2018 seasons of Peter Grimes and Don Giovanni, 2022 season of La Traviata and repetiteur/harpsichordist for their 2023 season of Cosi Fan Tutte.