About Mark Anderson
Having begun piano studies at the age of 5, pianist and Executive Director of New World Music Academy Mark Anderson is widely recognized as one of the world’s outstanding classical pianists. In the United States, his formative teachers were Trula Whelan and Aiko Onishi while in the UK they were Ryszard Bakst and Benjamin Kaplan. He has performed in Japan, throughout Europe and the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, and the United States. Mr. Anderson’s recordings on Nimbus Records have received numerous awards and distinctions worldwide from Gramophone and BBC Music Magazine, among others.
Mr. Anderson holds a bachelor degree in piano performance from San Jose State University as well as postgraduate degrees from the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, and the Royal Academy of Music in London. In June 2001, he was awarded the Master of Arts in Multimedia from California State University Hayward.
Mark Anderson is regularly invited to judge local, regional, state-wide, national and international piano competitions.
In July 2012, Mark Anderson joined the faculty at University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC. He is Assistant Professor of Piano, Piano Pedagogy and Chamber Music at UBC.
Mr. Anderson returns to NWMA in the summer to coach chamber groups and conduct masterclasses.
Mark Anderson is a Steinway Artist.