About The Speaker
Royal College of Music head of strings
Mark Messenger has been Head of Strings at the Royal College of Music since 2002. Renowned as a chamber musician, orchestral leader and recitalist, for 15 years he was a member of the Bochmann String Quartet. He is now in demand globally as a teacher, performer, conductor, international jury member, external examiner, to give masterclasses and as a lecturer. He has also undertaken work for Oxford University Press, New Holland Publishing and the Associated Board, for whom he edited the complete works for violin and piano by Elgar, and is Director of “The Thinking Musician”, an educational programme focused on developing artistry in high-level performers.