Mark Connors is a graduate of Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University (QCGU), having studied classical piano under the tutelage of Oleg Stepanov. As an undergraduate Mark assisted as a repetiteur for QCGU's 2016 production of Albert Herring, directed by Bruce Beresford. He was the winner of the Hilda Woolmer Scholarship Prize for piano accompaniment at QCGU, and has participated in the International Art Song Academy at WAAPA twice, where he worked with the renowned accompanist Dr Graham Johnson. He was repetiteur for Opera Q’s 2017 productions of The Pearl Fishers and Ruddigore, or the Witch's Curse, as well as their 2018 seasons of Peter Grimes and Don Giovanni. Mark collaborated for a number of years with Brisbane City Opera (BCO), with whom he worked in 2019 as musical director. With BCO he conducted Handel’s Apollo & Dafne as well as the Australian Premiere of Richard Ferguson’s Opera Galactica. Mark plays regularly for several school choirs and for The Queensland Choir, conducted by Kevin Power. In 2018 he commenced working as a studio accompanist for classical voice at QCGU. In 2019 Mark was a finalist in the Sydney Song Prize with soprano Louise Keast. He was also engaged as the Children’s Chorus Master for Opera Australia’s regional touring production of Madama Butterfly. Mark has more recently performed with Little Match Company and Topology for some of their regional touring programs. 2022 has seen him back in the rehearsal studio as repetiteur for OQ’s La Traviata. Mark continues to perform as pianist/musical director for the Underground Opera Company.