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NBWM First Fridays: Australian Violinist Mark Russell
September 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm$10 – $20
Renowned violinist Mark Russell will stroll through gallery spaces to enhance the audio-visual experience from 6-8 p.m. Complimentary light bites and a cash bar will be available.
Mark Russel is a violinist, composer, and teacher. He began studying violin at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne, Australia. In his late teens, he became interested in jazz, blues, and traditional music from Ireland and Australia.
Joining with fellow Australian musicians, he toured extensively worldwide, promoting Australian tourism. He has performed in front of stadium crowds as the opening act for Dire Straits and worked with artists such as Stephane Grappelli, Brownie Macgee, and the Billboard R&B charting Phat Cat Players.
He recorded music for the Victor Nunez film Coastlines, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. He now lives in Cambridge and performs regularly around Boston and the South Shore region.