Mark Bruwel holds the position of Tutti Oboe in the Opera Australia Orchestra, having first joined the Orchestra in 1988. Mark began his musical studies at the age of twelve and went on to complete a Bachelor of Music at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. In addition to the oboe, Mark plays the violin and piano. Mark has also performed with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and the Australian Chamber Orchestra and is a passionate advocate for music education, in particular the use of new media platforms. Mark is the elected President of the National Executive of the Symphony Orchestra Musicians Association.