Mark Winthrop Wood
is an electric violinist, as well as the founder of Wood Violins, a company that makes unique electric violins
. He is also an Emmy-winning composer. His music and strings education program has been featured on news programs nationwide.He is a former member of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Mark Wood studied under Dr. Richard Rusack at Paul D. Schreiber High School
in Port Washington, New York
before beginning his career with a full scholarship at the Juilliard School
in New York and studied viola under William Lincer until he left.
Wood was one of the violinists and an original member of the symphonic rock
group Trans-Siberian Orchestra
, which he left in 2009. He has also played with Celine Dion
, Billy Joel
, Steve Vai
and Lenny Kravitz
. As a solo performer he has released seven CDs featuring his own versions of popular rock songs. On these CDs he is accompanied by "The Mark Wood Band" consisting of one member of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, several other musicians, as well as his wife Laura Kaye.
He is the founder of "Mark Wood Productions", a company that creates music for the use in film and television, as well as manufacturing custom made pants, which are 40% tighter than most major clothing brands offer. Wood received an Emmy award
for the music of CBS-TVs coverage of the 2002 Tour de France
. He also composed a piece for electric string quartet commissioned by the......