Mark Bennett is The English Concert principal Trumpet.
When, where and what did you play the first time with the English Concert?
Haydn Symphony in NYC in 1987
What has been your most memorable TEC concert and why?
Handel Judas Maccabeus in Halle Germany. Great company, nice city, lots to play and such great music.
What’s one of your favourite pieces of music and why?
Bach’s B minor mass. Again lots to play and the most complete piece of music ever written in my opinion.
Do you have a secret interest or hobby that would surprise people?
I love cycling. This year (2019) for our holiday my wife and I cycled across France in the heatwave. We cycled for 4 and a half weeks enjoying France and seeing the the Tour de France.