Dr. Mark Di Pinto began studying piano when his parents were missionaries in Malaysia and Singapore. After moving to Silver Spring, Maryland, Mark began studies with Douglas Guiles, with whom he won several top awards in various local and state-level competitions, including the Henri Carol Memorial Competition, the Miriam Shields Gottlieb Young Pianists Memorial Competition, the Yardumian Ensemble Competition, the E. R. Davis Competition, and the MSMTA Festival Competition. In addition Mark was chosen three times as piano soloist for the GLMTA Concerto Competition.
Mark attended Columbia Union College in Takoma Park, Maryland, where he was piano soloist with the New England Youth Ensemble. Mark has performed with them all across North America, Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain, Scandinavia, Russia, South Africa, and the Middle East in venues including Carnegie Hall, Capetown City Hall, and the Sydney Opera House. In 2005 Mark premiered Virginia-Gene Rittenhouse's African Suite for two pianos and orchestra in Carnegie Hall.
Mark completed his doctorate at the Eastman School of Music, studying with Nelita True. He is currently Assistant Professor of Piano at Washington Adventist University in Takoma Park, MD.
Dr. James Bingham, Chair
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