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Mark Gateshill

Musical Director

Frome Symphony

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Frome Symphony

United Kingdom

Company Description

We are an ambitious amateur orchestra in Somerset and our purpose is to promote high-quality live classical music in the community, and to provide education and development opportunities for local musicians of all ages. Frome Symphony was founded in 2001 and o... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Head of Strings

Bristol Cathedral Choir School


Music Director

Frome Festival Limited


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Mark Gateshill
Mark is a highly dedicated and motivated musician, with a passion for sharing and developing music within the community. After graduating from University of Exeter, he studied conducting with Jonathan James from 2005 and from 2009 with Peter Stark (RCM). His current conducting portfolio consists of Musical Director of Frome Symphony since 2009, conductor of the Brunel Sinfonia since 2011 and in 2014 he started working with Keynsham Orchestra. He has also had professional freelance experience with the Bath Philharmonia and the Bristol Classical Players. Working with young musicians is a core element to Mark's professional life. He is currently Head of Strings at Bristol Cathedral Choir School where he teaches violin and viola, coaches


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On graduating Mark took up a post as a Graduate Music assistant at Wells Cathedral School for two years.
In September 2009 he took up conducting posts as Musical Director with Frome Symphony and Winscombe Orchestras, and in January 2010 he was appointed Head of Strings and violin teacher at Bristol Cathedral Choir School. Mark currently teaches violin, coaches the string quartet and conducts the county youth orchestra for North Somerset Music Service, the North Somerset Sinfonia, with whom he has toured Germany and Poland. He is also a member of the funky horn, violin and oboe trio Ensemble 3 who specialise in outreach and community based projects.


Frome Symphony - Blog

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Mark Gateshill and the orchestra managed from the first note to capture the images with assured yet sensitive brush strokes of sound.
His youthful yet mature virtuosity was well served by Gateshill and his players with brooding, atmosphere and martial impetus when required. New orchestral sounds from Saxophone, Euphonium etc. were introduced where necessary and a general tautness of control from Mark Gateshill contributed to the general effectiveness of the performance. Add Comment The conductor, Mark Gateshill set the tempo exactly right and the eerily mystical sounds sent the audience soaring from the mundane to the celestial. Frome is indeed fortunate to have musicians of such calibre and is doubly lucky to have the services of Lukas Hank, Mark Gateshill and Stephen Marquiss. Many of the same faces were to be seen four nights later, when our string players teamed up with the Bath Philharmonia to play Vaughan Williams' Concerto Grosso under the direction of our musical director Mark Gateshill. Here is Mark in the performance:


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Its ten minutes of glorious musical technicolour totally captures the carnival atmosphere in Rome's Piazza Colonna and from the start Frome Symphony and their conductor Mark Gateshill had the measure of the music.
From the lyrical start to the double stopping folk-like elements in the last movement both orchestra and soloist showed accuracy and precision and furthermore Mark Gateshill ably controlled the orchestra allowing the soloist to effortlessly shine through. In the first movement Mark Gateshill and Frome Symphony ably got measure of the tonal uncertainty, broad structures and multi-layered textures and projected clarity and musical direction throughout. The lyrical, almost folk-like second movement showed how they could achieve great tonal warmth from the strings as they combined and alternated with the wind and brass in the chorale like sections and measured emotion and sentimentality towards the climax of this section. The wistful waltz of the third movement was effectively delivered and here again the Brahmsian feeling of 'regret' present in the first movement was present and controlled by Gateshill and the orchestra. Following this was Mozart's Horn Concerto No. 3 in E flat with soloist Simon de Souza and here also the high standards set by the conductor Mark Gateshill were evident. Here a suitably augmented group was controlled highly efficiently by Gateshill and the resulting performance was quite splendid. Stravinsky's evocation of pagan Russia composed for a Diaghilev's Ballets Russes dates from 1912 and despite riots at its first performance has now become one of the most highly respected orchestral scores of the 20th Century. Even now, just over 100 years later its asymmetric rhythms, changes of time signature and reliance on rhythmic rather than harmonic and melodic devices make the music a challenge for any orchestral group. Gateshill and Frome Symphony rose to the occasion with great aplomb with the quieter (almost impressionistic) sections highlighting individual and small groups of orchestral colour and the full sections characterised by precision and controlled impetus. All in all the performance was a triumph for all concerned and it showed what a local orchestra can do with the professionalism and musicality of direction that Mark Gateshill has shown increasingly able to bring to his position as Musical Director. Mark Gateshill and the orchestra managed from the first note to capture the images with assured yet sensitive brush strokes of sound. His youthful yet mature virtuosity was well served by Gateshill and his players with brooding, atmosphere and martial impetus when required. New orchestral sounds from Saxophone, Euphonium etc. were introduced where necessary and a general tautness of control from Mark Gateshill contributed to the general effectiveness of the performance. The conductor, Mark Gateshill set the tempo exactly right and the eerily mystical sounds sent the audience soaring from the mundane to the celestial. Frome is indeed fortunate to have musicians of such calibre and is doubly lucky to have the services of Lukas Hank, Mark Gateshill and Stephen Marquiss.


Blog Posts - Frome Symphony

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Many of the same faces were to be seen four nights later, when our string players teamed up with the Bath Philharmonia to play Vaughan Williams' Concerto Grosso under the direction of our musical director Mark Gateshill.
Here is Mark in the performance: Never before has Frome Symphony appeared so committed, balanced, technically adept and musically soaring, and great credit must go to musical director Mark Gateshill for drawing together such exciting and joyful musical expression from the diverse, utterly engaging and enduringly popular Frome ensemble.


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