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Mark Valencia

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Mark has worked in arts journalism for more than thirty years, initially as a broadcaster; then in print and later online as a writer and translator for magazines, record companies and arts websites. Mark's background is in education - teaching drama and directing. His passion for music and theatre in all their forms has led him to collaborate with a number of composers on lyrics and librettos.

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