LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
United States of America
Mark RODRIEG began and completed a critical portion of his performance studies with renowned flutist Albert Tipton (former Principal Flutist of the National, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Detroit, and Aspen Festival Orchestras), including at the Shepherd School of Music - Rice University, B.A. Mark was then named a Presidential Fellow at Princeton University where he earned a M.A. and completed composition studies with Milton Babbitt and Claudio Spies. Subsequently, Mark received a J.D. from Columbia University and an Artist Diploma from the Paris Schola Cantorum (studies with Fredric Werner, Igor Lasko, Jean-Jacques Werner). In addition to his primary studies, Mark completed film studies at Rice, Princeton, and Columbia.
Mark is a multi-dimensional artist (flutist, composer, video artist) whose works/ performances have been presented in concert venues and curated museum/ art-spaces and radio stations in North America, Europe and Asia. Mark is also a former Naval Officer, seasoned international corporate lawyer and avid sportsman, having competed in international competitions for several years as part of the U.S.A Fencing Team.
Following completion of his J.D., Mark became a full-time attorney in Mexico City with the Lex Mundi firm for Mexico, then a major Wall Street firm. Subsequently, Mark moved to Paris, France where he was General Counsel for a venture capital firm, then Deputy General Counsel - International for the Lagardere Groupe, and also a Law Professor at the Paris Institute of Political Studies. During his first decade in Paris, Mark returned to classical music and has been dividing his schedule between law practice and artistic production ever since.
Former Associate Principal Flutist of the Aspen Festival Orchestra, Mark has performed with leading conductors and artists, including Sergiu Comissiona, James DePriest, Leonard Slatkin, Matt Haimovitz, Joseph Kalichstein, Anne-Sophie Mutter, the Paris-based Ensemble InterContemporain, among others. Mark and the Rodrieg Ensemble (with cellist Maja Bogdanovic, laureate of the Rostropovich and Parisot competitions, and pianist Julien Gernay, laureate of the Queen Elizabeth and Vendome competitions), are currently recording artists for Naxos and Solo Musica (Germany). On his last album, Ensemble Magazine fur Kammermusik writes, “The entire Holy War X album is designed to be combative while also remaining accessible - and it becomes profoundly moving.” Fono Forum writes, “In Mark Rodrieg’s performance of Harold Laudenslager’s Evocation for Solo Flute, it is stunning the degree to which he creates a rich, even captivating, mood that is rare.” The EdgeMediaNetwork writes, “The Rodrieg Ensemble, led by their namesake, American flutist Mark Rodrieg, has released a fascinating and cerebral new recording of music, both old and new, including Rodrieg’s own triptych, the title track “Holy War X.” Of particular note (pun intended), are the disk’s Liner Notes, written by Rodrieg himself, which are a detailed and highly intellectual explanation of his philosophy towards the scope of the music chosen for the recording, and their position in the music of the past 100 years. Rodrieg is articulate, and his voice, whether in performance or in prose, deserves attention.”
WHO I AM
My work combines my original fields of composition and performance with semi-abstract video art.
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