British-American tenor Mark Bonney performs in the UK, United States and Europe. Recent stage credits include Tamino in Mozart's The Magic Flute, Mengone in Haydn’s Lo Speziale, Aeneas in Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, Nemorino in Donizetti's L'Elisir d'Amore (scenes) and Ferrando in Mozart's Così fan tutte (scenes). His oratorio and concert repertoire includes Bach's St. John Passion (Evangelist / tenor soloist), St. Matthew Passion and Mass in B Minor, Handel's Messiah, Acis and Galatea and Jephtha, Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610, and Schumann's Dichterliebe and Liederkreis Op. 39. In addition to pursuing a Masters in Music at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, he is an alumnus of the Franz Schubert Institut, a renowned lieder course in Austria, and the American Bach Soloists Academy in San Francisco.
At Guildhall, Mark studies with Gary Coward and is supported by the School Scholarship Fund. Over the past year, he has participated in master classes with Elly Ameling, Olaf Bär, and Emma Kirkby, among others, and has coached with Peter Robinson, Eugene Asti, Lada Valešová and Nicholas Mulroy. He was previously based in San Francisco, performing as a soloist with the California Bach Society, Chora Nova, Marin Baroque, the Albany Consort, the San Francisco Bach Choir and as a member of the American Bach Choir and Cappella SF.
Mark began his musical training as a treble in the Grace Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys. He went on to study voice and Political Science at Stanford University and then balanced careers in international development and music for several years before specializing in vocal performance.