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Mark Elder

Mark Elder (Conductor)

Born: 2nd June 1947, Hexham, Northumberland

Nationality: British

Sir Mark Philip Elder is a British conductor. He is currently music director of the Hallé Orchestra in Manchester, England.

Further Reading: Mark Elder

Recording of the Week, Delius's A Mass of Life from Sir Mark Elder and the Bergen Philharmonic

Elder's beautifully-judged approach to pacing and balance makes the strongest case possible for a score which he describes as 'Delius's magnum opus', aided by Roderick Williams on typically eloquent form in the huge central role of Zarathustra.

Recording of the Week, Donizetti's Il Paria from Opera Rara

Sir Mark Elder conducts a scintillating account of Donizetti's 1829 opera about religious persecution in sixteenth-century India, starring Albina Shagimuratova, René Barbera, and Misha Kiria.

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