After growing up in Adelaide, Mark Bain moved to Canberra to complete tertiary studies at the Australian National University School of Music in 2004. This lead to further overseas study at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, Germany in 2005. Since 2011, Mark has held the position of Tutti Trumpet with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. He has also performed with the Adelaide, West Australian, and Canberra Symphony Orchestras, the Frankfurt Opera Orchestra (Germany), Antwerp Symphony Orchestra (Belgium), and the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra in Doha.
With a strong passion for music education, Mark has held teaching positions at the Australian National University School of Music in Canberra, the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Frankfurt am Main (Germany), as well as guest tutor for the Australian Youth Orchestra’s Young Symphonists program. From 2012 to 2022 he was the Trumpet Tutor at The Friends’ School in Hobart, before becoming Trumpet Tutor at the University of Tasmania School of Creative Arts and Media in 2022. He has also been a Brass Examiner in Tasmania for the Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB) since 2013.
In 2019, Mark founded Performance Under Pressure and has conducted countless workshops and presentations at schools and organisations around Australasia and the U.S.A.