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Mark Gaydon

  • Time at ASO 19 years
  • Instrument Bassoon
  • Position Section Principal - Bassoon
Mark Gaydon

Mark has been Principal Bassoonist with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra since 2003. He has appeared as soloist performing works by Mozart, Weber, Zwilich, Strauss and others. He has also appeared as guest principal bassoon with the Sydney, Queensland, Tasmanian and New Zealand symphony orchestras.

As a chamber musician he has performed with Elision Ensemble, The Southern Cross Soloists, the New London Chamber Ensemble, the Tancibudek Wind Quintet and his own group Ensemble Le Monde.

An avid teacher, Mark has been Associate Instructor at the Indiana University School of Music, a guest artist at the Australian National Academy of Music, bassoon tutor for the Australian Youth Orchestra, AYO National Music Camp and Young Symphonists programs, and Bassoon Instructor at the Elder Conservatorium since 2005.

Mark has a PhD in music from the University of Adelaide and was awarded a Dean of Graduate Studies Special Commendation for Thesis Excellence. In 2005 he won the ABC Young Performer of the Year wind, brass and percussion section. Mark is a keen supporter of Australian composers and has commissioned and premiered works for the bassoon by Gerard Brophy, Andrew Schultz, Katy Abbott, James Cuddeford, Luke Altmann and Charles Bodman Rae. Mark’s teachers include Kim Walker and Stephane Levesque.

Mark is supported by Pamela Yule via our Musical Chairs program.

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She Speaks 2022

Lunchtime Concert | Discovery

Elder Hall

Sat 2 Jul 2022

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Lunchtime Concert | Discovery

In this inspiring voyage of discovery, you’ll travel from Croatia to Australia; on the way, you’ll meet four exceptional women.

Session Sat 2 Jul 2022, 1:00pm

She Speaks 2022

Documentary | Women Composers

Sat 2 Jul 2022

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Documentary | Women Composers

A special screening of award-winning 2020 documentary by filmmaker Tim van Beveren and pianist Kyra Steckeweh about the lives and music of Fanny Hensel, Emilie Mayer, Mel Bonis and Lili Boulanger.

Session Sat 2 Jul 2022, 3:00pm

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Rehearsals Unwrapped

Passion

Adelaide Town Hall

Wed 3 Aug 2022

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Passion

Let the ASO take you on a fun-filled guided tour of the music you know and love, in the company of charismatic conductor and host Guy Noble.

Session Wed 3 Aug 2022, 9:30am

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