Hailed by the Los Angeles Times as “a splendid musical mind”, Mark Isaacs is an internationally-acclaimed composer, pianist and conductor in classical music and jazz.
He has composed over 100 works, many commissioned by some of Australia’s most prestigious ensembles, orchestras and soloists and ranging across orchestral, chamber, choral, solo pieces as well as scores for film, television and the theatre.
He has received many awards including an Australia Council Fellowship, the Albert H. Maggs Composition Award and the Jean Bogan Prize for Piano Composition. Isaacs was a prize-winner in the Tokyo International Competition for Chamber Music Composition, a finalist in the 2013 Paul Lowin Orchestral Prize and has twice been nominated for the ARIA Award.
Mark Isaacs’ first symphony, commissioned by former media executive Kim Williams AM, was premiered by the Queensland Symphony Orchestra in 2013, and the TV program of the premiere – which Mark co-produced – has been screened on Foxtel in Australia and Sky TV in New Zealand. He composed his second symphony in 2017.
Isaacs premiered his solo piano cycle Children’s Songs at the 2012 Adelaide Festival and recorded it for international release on the New York label Soundbrush Records.
In 2015 he conducted the premiere of his Chamber Symphony at City Recital Hall, Sydney, with Omega Ensemble and also conducted the Queensland Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra in a concert of his orchestral works.
In jazz he has recorded and toured with the artform’s most distinguished international figures and has released numerous CDs on labels such as Naxos and ABC.
For more information please visit the Mark Isaacs website.