Born in Wordsley/England, Mark discovered his passion for plucked string instruments while listening to Led Zeppelin. His lute studies with Nigel North at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London have been complemented by master classes with amongst others Jakob Lindberg & Julian Bream.

"Mark Wheeler's command of plucked instruments is inspiring and original. The instrument is so much an extension of himself, that you trust his impulses and artistry completely" Evelyn Tubb

His extensive research into the repertoire and playing techniques of the renaissance cittern has earned him a reputation as one of the worlds leading experts on this unduly neglected instrument.

"Mark Wheeler played the cittern with his customary style & panache. How good it is to hear the cittern played as a "real proper" instrument by someone who really takes it seriously and has truly mastered it" Lute News

Interview LSA Quartely Spring 2010