Mark Isaacs

Solo Extempore

Melbourne Recital Centre, Primrose Potter Salon

‘Here were dialogues to restore the faith. As the world crumbles into vulgarity, vitriol and worse, one felt blessed – privileged, even – to hear solo performances by pianists of the calibre of Mark Isaacs.’ Sydney Morning Herald

Celebrated pianist-composer Mark Isaacs has pursued a unique and demanding career path that has seen him gain international acclaim in both jazz and classical music. Mark writes symphonies, concertos, plays classical piano and conducts orchestras. At the same time his brilliant jazz output has seen him collaborate with some of the most legendary international jazz stars, recording numerous lauded albums and earning two ARIA nominations.

Mark’s solo performances on piano are uplifting outpourings of pure melody and raw energy. Drawn from classical, jazz, grooves and folkloric traditions, these spontaneous creations are masterfully shaped by the fertile creative mind of one of Australia’s most acclaimed composers and jazz musicians.

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