Mark Lupin is a Canadian concert violinist born in Oxford, England. He began music studies at the age of five. At age six, he was awarded a scholarship for violin studies at the University of Cincinnati. At the age of seven, he was accepted to study with Sigmund Effron, the concertmaster of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. He won the Heifetz Scholarship Award for two years intensive private study with Jascha Heifetz in Beverly Hills and at the University of Southern California. His other remarkable teachers include Ivan Galamian in New York as well as Joseph Gingold and Franco Gulli in Bloomington, Indiana.
Lupin made his television debut at the age of seven, his London début with the London Mozart Players in the Queen Elisabeth Hall in 1981 and his solo début the same year at the Wigmore Hall.
He has performed with many of the world’s leading orchestras, including the Philharmonia Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and the London Symphony Orchestra. He was concertmaster of the Canadian National Youth Orchestra at the age of 15 as well as the Royal Alexandra Theatre Orchestra, Toronto and guest Leader of the Royal Ballet Sinfonia at Sadler’s Wells, London, England.
In Canada, Lupin has recorded for CBC Radio, played numerous recitals, and performed as soloist with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, North York Symphony Orchestra, Hart House Orchestra and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. More recently, he has given recitals in Victoria and Munich and performed as soloist in Seattle and Vancouver.
Mark Lupin is an accomplished musician whose talent never overshadows his love of hard work nor his kind
and gentle spirit.