Mark Isaacs has achieved widespread international recognition as a composer and pianist working in both classical music and jazz over nearly four decades of professional practice.
He has composed 100 major works including a symphony, concertos, string quartets, general orchestral music (including for jazz group & orchestra), two books of piano preludes and other solo piano music, numerous chamber ensemble works, choral works, an oratorio, a mini-opera, a musical, big band pieces and scores for film, television and the theatre.. His compositions have been performed, commissioned and recorded by numerous prestigious Australian and international ensembles/performers and he has recorded as a classical pianist and conducted orchestras.
As a jazz pianist and composer he has toured extensively in Europe, Russia, Asia, the USA, Australasia and the Pacific performing at major festivals including the Tokyo Jazz Festival and Pori Jazz, Finland as well as making TV programs and radio broadcasts for international networks, including a TV special for South Korean national television. He has collaborated with some of the most distinguished and legendary figures in international jazz including Dave Holland, Roy Haynes, Kenny Wheeler, Adam Nussbaum, Vinnie Colaiuta and Bob Sheppard.
Mark has 23 internationally-acclaimed recording releases on Australian record labels ABC, Vorticity and his own label Gracemusic as well as those on the prestigious international labels Naxos and New-York based Soundbrush Records.
For more information please visit the Mark Isaacs website.