Born in Los Angeles, bassist Mark Drury transplanted to San Francisco in 1976 to study with esteemed teacher and San Francisco Opera Orchestra principal bassist, S. Charles Siani. A graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Mr. Drury has participated in many summer festivals, including Congress of Strings, Music Academy of the West, Spoleto Festival of Two Worlds, Colorado Music Festival, Chamber Music West, Carmel Bach Festival, and the Mendocino Music Festival.
In 1980 Mark joined the Oakland Symphony under conductor Calvin Simmons, eventually becoming principal bass. He joined the San Francisco Opera Orchestra as a full-time member in 1990 and shortly thereafter became a member of the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra. Mr. Drury has also enjoyed performing with other Bay Area ensembles including the San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, and the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players.
When not playing music, Mark follows Giants baseball and enjoys spending time with his family, including wife Patty, a violinist and music teacher, son Colin, an aspiring drummer, and daughter Eileen, a guitarist with a passion for country music.