Sat 02 Apr - Wed 06 Apr, 2011
Country/Region: United States of America
YOA Orchestra of the Americas
Artistic Manager, YOA Orchestra of the Americas, Arlington, Virginia; Co-Founder, Filarmónica Joven de Colombia
Mark Gillespie has led projects with artists including Valery Gergiev, Joshua Bell, Philip Glass, Gabriela Montero, Paquito D'Rivera, Helmuth Rilling, Julian Rachlin, Matt Haimovitz, Carlos Miguel Prieto, Ben Zander, Ilya Gringolts, and others throughout the Americas and Europe. In 2010 Mark co-founded Filarmónica Joven de Colombia with a 10 million dollar commitment from Fundación Bolívar Davivienda, representing the largest private-sector music initiative in the history of Colombia. As a record producer and composer, Mark has worked in the popular music industry, including a year spent with hit-maker Rodney Jerkins, whose songs recorded by artists ranging from Lady Gaga to Beyoncé have sold more than 300 million copies worldwide. Mark has collaborated with members of bands including Lifehouse and Vampire Weekend, and worked in projects internationally at studios such as Rainbow (Oslo) and Victor (Montreal). Mark has presented lectures at University of Oslo, New York University, University of Toronto, Univeristy of Rome, Harvard University, The Swedish Cultural Institute of Paris, the Organization of American States, Carleton University, and Saint John's Universities, among other institutions. His articles have been published in Music Theory Review, Music Theory Spectrum, and Journal of the Art of Record Production. Mark has appeared on a number of international television programs including Caracol Colombia and Globo TV Brazil, and was recently profiled by Washington Life as a DC-based leader in the arts.