Wells - Violinist
After completing his
Bachelor of Music Degree in Performance at the University of Toronto,
while studying with David Zafer and Steven Staryk , Mark Wells moved
to New York city in 1984 to further his musical education, doing
post graduate work at the Manhattan School of Music with Ani Kavafian.
In 1987 Mr. Wells returned
to Toronto and began work with numerous orchestras including the
Toronto Symphony, the Canadian Opera Company, the National Ballet,
Mississauga Symphonia Chamber Orchestra, and numerous other freelance
and recording engagements.
Upon his return Mark
Wells was asked to join the faculty of the Royal Conservatory of
Music in Toronto both to teach violin and to conduct one of the
string orchestras. During Mr. Wells’ tenure at the Conservatory
he was String Department Chairman for a year and a half, as well
as a prominent member of the committee that, in 1994, created the
first revision of the violin syllabus in over 10 years.
Mr. Wells resigned from
the Royal Conservatory in the fall of 1994 to pursue the development
of the Maestronet Conservatory and in addition maintains a very
active performance and private teaching career.