At the age of 17, Mark Simpson became the first ever winner of both the BBC Young Musician of the Year and BBC Proms/Guardian Young Composer of the Year competitions. In 2015 Mark was appointed Composer in Association of the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and also continues to perform as clarinettist. His music is published by Boosey & Hawkes
"However it was clarinetist Mark Simpson, one-time winner of BBC Young Musician of the Year, who stole the show... The performances he gave of Berio's giant Sequenza and Reich's New York Counterpoint were simply astounding, and made their unfolding logic seem totally convincing."
The Daily Telegraph / Non Classical Club Night at the Troy Bar in Hoxton / November 2011