Mark’s latest film “The Island of 100 Violins” is now completed. This is a 52 minute documentary about music in Taiwan with Paris production company Artline Films, ARTE and Taiwan’s public television channel PTS. Taking as its staring point the Chimei Foundation’s collection of over 1300 top violins which is housed in the Southern Taiwanese city of Tainan, the film explores the place of Western classical music in Taiwan and the many-faceted musical identity of an island strongly drawn to the Europe and the USA but firmly rooted in traditional Chinese and Taiwanese culture. The film which features musicians Lin Cho-Liang, Chen Pi-Hsien, Sophie Wang, Anne Sophie Mutter and the Szymanowski Quartet will be broadcast on ARTE and PTS in 2015. The film has been selected in competition at FIPA (Biarritz, France January 2015).