Chair supported by William and Alex de Winton
Mark Templeton began playing the trombone at the age of ten and studied at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, where he received the Brass Prize in 1996. Also that year he won a place in the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra and in 1998 he was awarded the International Trombone Association Philharmonic Prize in America.
Mark had a full and varied freelance career after graduating and played with most of the UK orchestras and various European ones. He was a founder member of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Principal Trombone with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra prior to joining the London Philharmonic Orchestra in 2006.
Mark is also a Professor at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London.