Mark David Boden graduated from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in 2008 with a First Class Honours degree in Composition and Contemporary Studies. Whilst at RWCMD, he studied composition with Lynne Plowman and Peter Reynolds in addition to piano with Fazlidden Husanov. Mark continued his studies as a scholar at the Royal College of Music, studying composition at Masters level with Kenneth Hesketh where he was generously supported by the RVW Trust and the Henry Wood Trust. He graduated with Distinction from the MMus course in Advanced Composition in 2011.
During his time at RWCMD, Mark was the recipient of several awards including the Dr David Harries Memorial Award (2006), the Eirwen Thomas Scholarship (2007) and the Composition Prize (2008). Since graduating, he has been awarded a Worshipful Company of Musicians Silver Medal (2008), the LSQ New Music Competition First Prize (2008), the Composer`s of Wales William Mathias Composition Prize (2009), The Friends of the Music of St. Giles Cathedral Composition Competition (2010), the British Composer Awards (BASCA) Student Competition (2010) and the University of St. Andrews 600th Anniversary Composition Competition (2011).
Mark`s music has been performed across the UK by a variety of different instrumentalists and ensembles including Hebrides Ensemble, PM Ensemble, Ossian Ensemble, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Alissa Firsova and Xenia Pestova (Piano), Kate Price (Cello), and Carla Rees (Alto Flute). Several works have been broadcast on BBC Radio 3, including Six Degrees, Siegfried Stanzas and Fuochi Distanti. In 2011, Mark began a three-year residency with the University of St. Andrews Symphony Orchestra and in 2012 was appointed composer-in-residence with King Edward’s School, Bath. He has been commissioned by a varied range of ensembles including London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bath Abbey Choir and Hebrides Ensemble.
Between 2007-2012, Mark worked as a tutor in the Junior Conservatoire at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. He is currently a lecturer in Music at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and was appointed Sir William Walton Trust Junior Fellow in Composition in 2012. He is also Artistic Advisor to Sinfonia Newydd.