Mark is one of New York's most versatile and exciting clarinetists. An exceptional improviser and jazz player, Mark is equally comfortable in the classical arena. Mark supports Moving Performance in their experiential learning programmes in the USA.
Praised by Opera News for his "exemplary clarinet playing," New York based clarinetist Mark Dover is becoming increasingly known for his versatility in multiple genres and musical disciplines. In January of 2016, Dover joined the Grammy-nominated wind quintet, Imani Winds. As both part of Imani Winds and as a featured artist, Dover has collaborated with pianists Gil Kalish, Fabio Bidini, Jon Nakamatsu, and Alpin Hong; violinists Caroline Goulding, Alexi Kenney, and Francesca de Pasquale; and cellist Brook Speltz. Since moving to New York in 2010 he has performed at many of the major concert halls, including Carnegie Hall and Weill Recital Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Brooklyn Academy of Music, The 92nd Street Y, Merkin Hall and Symphony Space. As an orchestral musician, Dover has performed with The Detroit Symphony under Leonard Slatkin, The Cleveland Orchestra under David Zinman at Blossom Music Center, numerous times with The New World Symphony in Miami Beach, and with Symphony in C in New Jersey.
Mark also has an extensive background in jazz and improvised music. He is a frequent collaborator with Vulfpeck, an American funk band formed in his hometown of Ann Arbor, Michigan. His playing can be heard on their acclaimed album, “Thrill of the Arts.” He has performed and/or recorded with a wide array of musicians, including Edward Simon, Brian Blade, Scott Colley, David Binney, Bernard Purdie, Cyrille Aimée, The Temptations, Darren Criss, Theo Katzman, Joey Dosik, Dave Malloy, Phillipa Soo, Stephen Pasquale, Michael Thurber, Charles Yang and many more.