As a freelance accompanist, Mark Kinkaid has worked for the Royal College of Music, Royal Academy of Music, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, BBC Symphony Orchestra and Pegasus Opera. He has accompanied the Basingstoke Choral Society since 1976 and was appointed Assistant Musical Director in 1997. Mark is the official resident course pianist for the ‘Friend International Flute Academy‘. He is also an official accompanist on the Cambridge International String Academy Course.
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) and musical director in four performances of Humperdinck Hansel and Gretel (2008) for ‘Music at Woodhouse’, Surrey.
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 and recorded a CD of romantic works on the Signum Record Label (released in 2012) as well as a CD of flute Solos and Duos with Lisa Friend and Anna Stokes entitled ‘Luminance’ (2013).
Mark has also performed various works with orchestra and played at the Purcell Room with flautist James Dutton as part of the Park Lane Group Recitals.
He teaches at Abercorn School-London, Queen Mary’s College-Basingstoke, St Domiinic’s College in Harrow and is pianist in residence at London’s prestigious Centre for Young Musicians.