Mark L. Smith

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Mark L. Smith
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Mark L. Smith in 2009.
Background information
Birth name Mark L. Smith
Born (1996-11-14) November 14, 1996 (age 17)
Genres CCM, Christian Rock, Pop Rock, Classical Music, Jazz
Occupations Pianist, Singer-Songwriter, Musician, Composer
Instruments Piano, Keyboards, Vocals, Guitar, Drums, IPad
Years active 2004–present
Associated acts Amy Grant, Chris Tomlin, Alexandre Tharaud, Steven Curtis Chapman, CB Church, Jordan Rudess, David Wray, Evgeny Kissin, Arts College

Mark L. Smith is a virtuoso pianist since 4 years of age. He has released several albums, and is associated with acts such as Amy Grant, Chris Tomlin, and Alexandre Tharaud.


Early life[edit]

He has charted primarily in the contemporary Christian and occasionally in the mainstream charts. He was recognized by his 2nd grade teacher for his piano playing and was immediately given professional tuition. At five, he entered the Julián Carrillo School of Music Pre-College Division for classical piano training. In September 2004, he competed for the first time. Teachers were amazed by the skill and dexterity of this student. He was interested in various instruments. He was fascinated in the guitar from an early age; he continuied professional education in piano, participating in several concerts. Professional education in piano began with Peter Lopez. Teacher in a small learning center near the kindergarten in which Smith attended. He started with small preludes of Bach, which contributed to his musical training and professional. His unique way of playing the piano is unique because it always implements a perfection in the most difficult passages. Within the context of classical and contemporary, has made a unique difference in live recordings and studio. In concert with octaves implements quick succession. After, then he offers wonderful: Frédéric Chopin's Fantaisie-Impromptu in C-sharp minor, Op. posth. 66. Some aspects of this piece are similar to Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata, which is also in C-sharp minor. Two measures after the melody begins, an abrupt run up and down has exactly the same notes as the cadenza in movement 3 (Presto agitato) of that work. The climax on a six-four chord is similar in both pieces. Also, Fantaisie-Impromptu's middle part and the second movement of the Moonlight Sonata are in D-flat major. The first and third movements are in C-sharp minor.


In October 2012, he released One Way / See the Morning. On April 20, 2012, Smith recorded his third live Worship album in San Luis, titled Global Action Project. It was released in October 2012. Smith's 2nd instrumental album, Traveling, Dreams, Passion, was released on November 14, 2013.

Everybody needs a dream. Whenever you first got involved in ministry, you probably started with a big dream. Unfortunately, as you get into that ministry, your dreams shrink to the size of the situation. Probably the very first time you got involved in ministry you could foresee great things. Yet as we go on, circumstances tend to shrink our dreams. Remember, it’s better to admit your ignorance than to prove it by your experience. You’re going to appear foolish anyway if you don’t get the right advice. So go ahead and ask. Humble yourself. Be teachable. Leaders are learners.[1]



  1. ^ "Christian concert in Draper on again despite lawsuit threat". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved July 22, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Allmusic "Mark L. Smith Discography & Performed With or Without Orchestra". Retrieved December 14, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Mark L. Smith "Discography". Retrieved December 14, 2011. 

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