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Mark Eden is better known as one half of the Eden Stell Guitar Duo and is also a founder member of the VIDA Guitar Quartet. Both ensembles have achieved international acclaim and continue to perform at some of the most prestigious venues, International guitar and music festivals all over the world. Mark has recorded eight CDs receiving many press reviews, including 'Editors' Choice' in Gramophone and recording of the week in The Observer, and has appeared on ITV, BBC and many European networks.
Mark studied at the Royal Academy of Music where he won the Julian Bream Prize and graduated with the highest performing achievements and the Principal’s Prize. He was awarded grants from the Worshipful Company of Musicians to continue studies in Brussels with Sergio and Odair Assad. The Duo won the South East Arts Competition, and were selected for the Park Lane Group Young Artists Platform, and have performed at the Wigmore Hall and South bank Centre numerous times.
In addition to his teaching at Birmingham Conservatoire, Mark teaches at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama junior department. He is also Artistic Director of the World Youth Guitar Festival and the Winchester Guitar Festival. Recent activity includes concerts for London Guitar Festival, tribute concert for Leo Brouwer in New York, festivals in the USA, Sweden, Germany and France, and invitation to the Guitar Foundation of America.
Major Performances and Recordings
- 2011: Leo Brouwer tribute concert, 92nd Street Y, New York. Eden Stell Guitar Duo
- 2010: Uppsala International Guitar Festival, Sweden. Eden Stell Guitar Duo
- 2010: Omni Guitar Series, San Francisco, USA. Eden Stell Guitar Duo
- 2010: Gevelsberg Guitar Festival, Germany. VIDA GQ
- 2009: CD Love, the Magician VIDA Guitar Quartet (BGS118)
- 2009: Wigmore Hall Concert. Eden Stell Guitar Duo
- 2009: Guitar Foundation of America. Eden Stell Guitar Duo
- 2008: CD Music for an Island Eden Stell Guitar Duo (BGS117)
- 2008: Kings Place, London - opening Festival. Eden Stell Guitar Duo
- 2006: CD Per Suonare a due (BGS112)
- 2004: CD Samba (Docker Records)
- 2002: CD Eden Stell play Scarlatti, Rameau and Couperin (Docker Records)
- 2000: Stephen Dodgson - duo concerto. First performance and recording (BGS108)