Mark Bridges enjoys a diverse life as a recitalist, chamber musician, orchestral musician, recording artist and teacher. A native of the Boston area, Mark received his bachelors degree in cello performance from Boston University where he studied cello with David Soyer and Leslie Parnas. In 2010 Mark received his M.M. and Orchestral Studies Diploma from the Eastman School of Music where he studied with Steven Doane and Rosemary Elliot and served as an orchestral fellow and member of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra for the 2009-2010 season.
Mark currently resides in Madison, Wisconsin. He is a member of the Madison Symphony Orchestra and plays with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra as well as the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra. As a chamber musician, he has played with members of the Muir, Pro Arte, and Borodin String Quartets, attended the Juilliard String Quartet Seminar and has been featured on many times on Wisconsin Public Radio and the CBC. Mark is a core member of Madison's Willy Street Chamber Players and has been an artist in residence at the Banff Centre(2008, 2014) and at the Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts (2016). He is part of the duo "High Plains" with Canadian musician Scott Morgan.