Violist Mark Braithwaite studied at the Royal College of Music with Simon Rowland-Jones and Andriy Viytovych, and at the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg with Thomas Riebl.
Mark was a member of the Doric String Quartet, making regular Wigmore Hall appearances and performing alongside artists such as Michael Collins, Kathryn Wyn-Rogers and Roger Vignoles. The group studied intensively with Rainer Schmidt of the Hagen Quartet as well as well as with members of the Artemis and Albans Berg Quartets. Mark’s recent chamber music partners have included The Dante Quartet, Jack Liebeck, Jamie Walton, Robin Michael and Markus Barcham-Stevens.
As a soloist, Mark recently appeared at the Wigmore Hall, performing works by Frank Bridge and Simon Rowland-Jones, alongside Roderick Williams, Susan Bickley and Iain Burnside. Mark has received prizes from the Royal Overseas League, and has been recorded by BBC Radio 3, in concerti by Bruch and Mozart.
Since 2008, Mark has been involved in regular projects with the Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique under Sir John Eliot Gardiner. This has included touring Europe and America with Brahms, Schumann and Beethoven Symphonies, and residencies at the Opera Comique in Paris. Mark studies early repertoire with Judy Tarling, and has recently played with many of the major period ensembles, including the Academy of Ancient Music, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, The English Concert, La Nuova Musica, The Early Opera Company, and the Irish Baroque Orchestra.