mark kinkaid2019As a freelance accompanist Mark Kinkaid has worked for the Royal College, Royal Academy of Music, Guildhall School of Music, BBC Symphony Orchestra and Pegasus Opera. He has accompanied the Basingstoke Choral Society since 1976 and was appointed Assistant Musical Director in 1997. In 2010-2012 and 2015-2016 he was the accompanist for the Lisa Friend London Flute Summer Masterclass. In 2012- 2017 he was an official accompanist on the Cambridge International String Academy Course and also an official accompanist at the Suzuki Course in Bryanston 2016-2018. He has been a repetiteur for Opera South (Manon) as well as completing a season with Opera Integra. Mark was the official accompanist on the Torroella de Montgri Summer Course in Spain 1992- 1993, accompanist in Janacek Cunning Little Vixen(2007) at Woodhouse in Surrey where he also was also musical director in 4 performances of Humperdinck Hansel and Gretel(2008). Mark is currently pianist in residence at the prestigious Centre for Young Musicians in London.

Mark regularly collaborates with solo flautist Lisa Friend. Together, they have broadcast a live duo recital on Classic FM, performed at the ‘White Rose Ball’ Holocaust Fundraiser alongside artist Liza Minnelli in 2011, given a Wigmore Hall Recital and recorded a cd of romantic works on Signum Records. He has also released a cd with Lisa Friend and Anna Stokes ‘Luminance’ on Champs Hill Records.

Mark has performed various works with orchestra and played at the Purcell Room with flautist James Dutton as part of the Park Lane Group Recitals.