Mark Hutchinson studied music to doctoral level at the University of York, specialising in composition, contemporary music and music analysis, as well as performing widely as an piano accompanist and oboist. His book Coherence in New Music: Experience, Aesthetics, Analysis (Ashgate, 2016) uses creative metaphors and ideas taken from a variety of different disciplines to analyse recent music from the classical tradition. Mark leads the Piano Studies pathway of the MA in Music at the University of York, helping exceptional pianists to enrich their performances through a broader understanding of questions of context, history and form. He also runs the University Piano Ensemble, and serves as an accompanist for recitals at undergraduate, MA and doctoral level.
Outside of his teaching and research he is active as a piano accompanist: he has played within the Late Music concert series in York, and the University of York concert series, as well as accompanying numerous student recitals and diplomas for ABRSM and Trinity/Guildhall. He plays oboe and cor anglais in the York Guildhall Orchestra, as well as teaching piano and oboe privately.