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Mark Slater

Mark Andrew Slater (born April 1, 1969) is a British film Composer, Conductor, Cellist and Pianist.

Early years

Slater was born in Reigate, England into a musical family. His father Christopher Slater, a professional conductor and organist, was a professor at Royal College of Music in London. Slater started playing the Cello and Piano at the age of 5. His early musical gifts earned him a scholarship as a chorister in Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford. Slater got another scholarship this time to one of the oldest schools in the UK, Oakham School. After Oakham School Slater studied composition at London College of Music and techniques for composing for film at the Ealing Studios (1998). Slater studied with Nick Ingman and Rodney Newton.

Recent Years

Debut as concert pianist in 1998 at the Dorking Halls performing Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini by Sergei Rachmaninoff. Slater has worked on several films, documentaries, plays, and concert commissions over the last several years since 1998. Slater worked briefly with David Arnold on The Musketeer (2001). In 2007 Slater composed music for the Philips Aurea website. It was recorded at Abbey Road Studios with members of the London Symphony Orchestra.

In 2005 Slater competed in the Gary Garritan Competition He was a runner up.

Works

Films

Documentary

  • Dodging Bullets (2006) [Puckler Brothers Ltd]
  • The Orphans of Malawi [Mirrorplanet Productions]

Theatre

  • The Beaux Stratagem (2006) [Chipstead Players]
  • The Master Builder (2006)
  • The Unvarnished Truth (2005)
  • A Murder is Announced (2004)
  • A Thousand Pounds by Friday (1999)

Concert Commissions

  • The Knight of the Red Crosse (2005)
  • Snakes and Ladders(2004)
  • A New Beginning (2004)
  • Seven Decades (2002)

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