Born in Los Angeles, bassist Mark Drury headed north to attend the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in 1976. There he studied with esteemed teacher and San Francisco Opera Orchestra principal bassist, S. Charles Siani.
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.
Mr. Drury has participated in many summer festivals, including Music Academy of the West, Spoleto Festival of Two Worlds, Colorado Music Festival, Cabrillo Music Festival, Carmel Bach Festival, and the Mendocino Music Festival.
When not playing music, Mark composes, 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.