Mark Contreras Waiss was born on September 2, 1995 in the city of Lima, Peru.

At the age of 7 he went to live in Pucallpa, a city located in the department of Ucayali, Peru. Since he was a child he had inclinations for creation and music. He learned to play piano at age of 10, studying music in a self-taught way.

In 2014 he applied to the National Conservatory of Music of the Preparatory Section in the career of musical composition where he studied for 3 years.

In 2017 he began his undergraduate studies in Composition at the National Conservatory of Music of Peru, currently the National University of Music.

Last year he won the TAKI 2019 COMPETITION. He has received awards for his choral works "Who am I?" - First place and "Patibamba" - Third place in the TAKI 2019 composition, promoted by the NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF MUSIC OF PERU.

He is also the author of the institutional anthem of the Cayetano Heredia hospital located in Lima, Peru.

He has made choral arrangements for the Japanese Peruvian Association at the Utaimashoo 2017 and 2018 festival.

Between 2017 and 2019 he has had several premiere recitals supported by the National University of Music, presenting chamber, solo and ensemble works.

Students from the school performed his works on different festivals as FEMUSC Santa Catarina Brasil.

In September 2019 he participated in the meeting between composers and performers in the city of La Plata - Argentina, premiering the work Wiraqocha.