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Mark Isaacs is an internationally-acclaimed composer, pianist and conductor in classical music and jazz, as well as being a film composer and songwriter.

Isaacs has composed 130 works, many commissioned by some of Australia’s most distinguished orchestras, ensembles and musicians. His output includes three symphonies, six concertos, orchestral film music, chamber, choral, vocal and solo works. 

He has received many prestigious awards including an Australia Council Fellowship, the Albert H. Maggs Composition Award and the Jean Bogan Prize for Piano Composition and has twice been nominated for the ARIA Award.

As a jazz pianist and composer, he has recorded and toured worldwide including festivals such as Tokyo Jazz Festival and Pori Jazz Finland, collaborating with some of the artform’s most legendary international figures including Roy Haynes, Dave Holland and Kenny Wheeler, and releasing many acclaimed albums on prestigious international and Australian labels. 

As as classical pianist, he has released two acclaimed solo piano albums and accompanied distinguished Australian classical instrumentalists on the concert stage and in recordings. 

Isaacs has conducted his own concert works and film/TV music with major orchestras and ensembles including the Czech National Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and the Australian Chamber Orchestra, and has written popular-style songs, including lyrics.

Mark Isaacs is also a trained and accredited voluntary telephone counsellor at Lifeline Australia, the nationwide suicide prevention service.