In 2014, violist David Marks returned to Canada after 12 years in Amsterdam, accepting the position of Associate Principal with the NAC Orchestra. While in Europe, he was a member of the Dutch Radio Philharmonic, Principal Viola of Holland Symfonia and Associate Principal of Amsterdam Sinfonietta. During the season 2013-2014 he appeared as Principal Violist with the London Philharmonic Orchestra under the batons of Vladimir Jurowski, Christoph Eschenbach, Yannick Nezet-Seguin and Marin Alsop. He toured China and recorded over 40 works with the avant-garde Dutch contemporary group, Nieuw Ensemble and performed across Europe with the Asko/Schonberg Ensemble, Ensemble Modern, Mondriaan Quartet and Nieuw Amsterdamse Peil. Mr. Marks is also a composer: his folk-opera The Odyssey was premiered at The Banff Centre in 2005.