Mark has served as general manager and artistic director since the summer of 2010. In the photo above taken with Bonnie Barrett, Director of Yamaha Artist Services, and pianist John Bayliss, he is holding a silver anniversary tribute from Yamaha Pianos.
Mark Malkovich IV has been associated with the Newport Music Festival in various capacities since he was a teenager. For twenty-five years he served as Director of Marketing and Development for the Festival, and assisted his father, General Director Dr. Mark P. Malkovich, III, in the artistic and budgetary planning. In 2008 he assumed the role of General Manager and, since his father’s passing in 2010, has become responsible for every aspect of the Festival’s current operation.
Mr. Malkovich worked for the Palm Beach Festival from the 1984-86 seasons as the marketing and public relations manager. He then assumed a role at Angel/EMI Records in Los Angeles as the Advertising and Public Relations Manager from 1986 to 1988. He has spent nearly thirty years in music-related industries.
He currently serves as Secretary on the board of directors for the Veterans Memorial Auditorium Foundation in Providence, having been elected to the board in 1996. He was a former board member of the Royal Arts Foundation, operator of Belcourt Castle; the Women’s Resource Center of Newport County (1997-2003), the Secretary/Treasurer of the Mariner’s Memorial Foundation, located at Newport’s Brenton Point State Park, and was a member of the Providence Art Club. He is a graduate of Leadership Rhode Island’s 1998 Sigma Class.
He is a graduate of the Portsmouth Abbey School in Rhode Island and Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. He is active in sports and the outdoors and was a champion rower during his collegiate career. Born in New York City, Mr. Malkovich spent five years as a youth living in Belgium and now resides in Newport, Rhode Island. He enjoys contacts with artists from all over the world and has in-depth knowledge of the chamber music repertoire.
He has been awarded a certificate of excellence by the Governor of Rhode Island for his work with the Newport Music Festival. He was also named to grant evaluation panels by both the State of Connecticut Commission on the Arts and, for two consecutive years, the National Endowment for the Arts in Washington, DC.