Mark was born in Sint-Amandsberg, Belgium on April 2, 1968 but grew up in Bruges. Music sparkled his imagination when he was well in his teens and he started studying classical guitar, percussion and music theory at the Municpal Conservatory of Bruges when he was 15 years old.
At the age of 17 Mark studied classical harmony at the Municpal Conservatory of Bruges. At that time he got interested in the exciting rhythms of jazz and studied jazz harmony at the Royal Conservatory of Ghent.
His work has been performed by the Bulgarian Symphony Orchestra on the album "Mark Van Overmeire | Angkor".
He recently finished composing 2 suites for classical guitar. World famous guitar player Irina Kulikova performed the world premiere recording of the suites on het album "La Forét ~ Drie Rivieren".
He is currently composing a work for choir & orchestra
To learn more please visit Mark's website at markvanovermeire.com
World premiere recording by award-winning guitarist Irina Kulikova of “La Forêt ~ Drie Rivieren” (The Forest ~ Three Rivers), 2 suites for classical guitar, by composer Mark Van Overmeire.
The music is produced by Grammy Award winning producer Norbert Kraft.
The music on "Angkor" is inspired by places and events in Southeast Asia. All music is performed by the Bulgarian Symphony Orchestra. Guest musicians, such as Grammy Award winning drum legend Dave Weckl (known especially for his work with jazz icon Chick Corea) and avant-garde cellist Arne Deforce, participate on "Angkor".
Beautiful and evocative sounds from South America in a creative fusion of world music, jazz, folk and classical music with cinematic moods.
Instruments include classical guitar, piano, cello, voice, bandoneon, electric guitar and electric bass.