John Mark Harris
John Mark Harris plays an eclectic range of keyboard music from the Renaissance to the present day. He holds degrees in performance from the University of California at San Diego, the New England Conservatory, and the University of South Florida; his teachers included Robert Helps, Aleck Karis, and Stephen Drury. He has appeared as soloist at the Salzburg and Donaueschingen Festivals (with the Southwest German Radio Symphony), the L.A. Philharmonic’s Green Umbrella Series, Summerfest La Jolla, the Summer Institute for Contemporary Piano Performance in Boston, and the Festival Internacional de Historia de la Mùsica in Mexico, and has given solo recitals in Poland, Scotland, the Netherlands, and Germany. He has received sponsorship from Fondazione Giorgio Cini, the City of Poznan, the Abby Whiteside Foundation, the Yvar Mikhashoff Trust for New Music, and the Hillsborough County Arts Council. The Boston Globe referred to his playing as “forceful…finely shaded”; the Edinburgh Scotsman called his recital, featuring Ives’ Concord Sonata, a “stunning performance”; andante.com cited his “exquisite touch and sensitivity”; and his performance Xenakis’ Evryali was hailed as “astonishing” by the 20th Century Music Journal.