B i o g r a p h y
Mark Bousie is a London-based MD, Pianist and Accordionist.
An Associate of the Royal Academy of Music, he plays in and conducts West End musicals, records for film, TV and radio and performs with leading UK orchestras.
Born and bred in Perth, Scotland, Mark studied piano and accordion at the Royal Academy of Music, where he was elected Associate in 2007. He has been working in Theatre in London since the early 2000s and is currently Assistant Musical Director at Les Misérables where he has conducted over 250 performances of the Original Production at the Queen's, the Staged Concert at the Gielgud and the New Production at the Sondheim.
Other performing and conducting credits in the West End include Miss Saigon (Prince Edward), Crazy for You and Betty Blue Eyes (Novello), Oliver! (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane), Carousel and Fiddler on the Roof (Savoy), Evita (Adelphi) and Jumpers (Piccadilly).
As a pianist, Mark recorded Stephen Warbeck’s scores for All of Us (National Theatre, 2020), Uncle Vanya (Harold Pinter Theatre, 2020) and Old Times (Harold Pinter Theatre, 2013).
Mark has worked extensively at the National Theatre, as MD for numerous productions including His Dark Materials (directed by Nicholas Hytner) and The Coast of Utopia (Trevor Nunn), performing scores by composers such as Jonathan Dove, Joby Talbot, Olly Fox, Michael Nyman, Steven Edis, Gary Yershon and Jeremy Sams.
For the RSC, Mark was an MD at the 2011 Lincoln Center Festival, New York City as well as for many productions in Stratford-upon-Avon and London.
Performing credits include work with the CBSO (the UK premiere of Osvaldo Golijov’s Azul at Symphony Hall), the BBC Concert Orchestra (John Williams Prom, Fiddler on the Roof Prom, Proms in the Park, Danny Elfman and Jerry Herman tribute concerts), The Joby Talbot Band (Queen Elizabeth Hall), Budapest Cafe Orchestra, London Concertante and Rambert.
Mark performed in the live BBC broadcasts Liverpool Nativity and Manchester Passion, and has played on numerous film soundtracks, including Beauty and the Beast, Whisky Galore! and The Children Act, for which he was piano coach to Emma Thompson.