MARK LILLIE 19, born in Boulder, Colorado, is a bachelor’s degree candidate at the Colburn Conservatory of Music, where he studies with Peter Lloyd. Mark Lillie began private studies at age 13, studying with David Crowe and Paul Erhard., and has performed in masterclasses given by Timothy Pitts, Scott Dixon, Jeff Bradetich and Ira Gold. From 2014 to 2016, Mark Lillie served as principal bassist for the Denver Young Artists Orchestra, and was accepted to the Colorado All-State Orchestra and Western States Honor Orchestra each year of his eligibility.  Mr. Lillie’s solo performance of Bottesini’s Concerto No. 2 for Double Bass earned him first prize in the Boulder High School Concerto Competition and runner-up in the Denver Young Artists Orchestra Concerto Competition.