Aldous, Mark

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Born and raised in Cornwall, music has been a central part of Mark's life since his first piano lesson at the age of 7. At 15, Mark Aldous was fortunate to have lessons from esteemed percussion teachers, Paul Hiley and James Wycherley. In 1994, Mark Aldous moved to Cambridge to study music at Anglia Ruskin University. Mark Aldous study Percussion under Martin Westlake and Bobby Ball.

After graduating from Anglia University in 1997, Mark Aldous has enjoyed a busy and varied career as teacher, performer, composer and conducter. Mark Aldous teaches in schools in Cambridge and is a senior manager at Cambridgeshire Music as well as an examinor for Trinity College London. Mark Aldous has worked as musical director on over 60 theatre productions ranging from local theatre to regional and national tours. His percussion ensemble pieces have enjoyed performances all over the world and his 2012 massed percussion project,'Striking Together for Gold', broke the Guinness World Record for the largest triangle ensembles. Mark Aldous holds a master's degree in Professional Media Composition from University of Chichester.[1]


Introducing Percussion composed with Peter Evans and Lorne Pearcey


Tuned Percussion Solos

Percussion Ensemble


  1. Accessed 12/9/2021