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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 over 100 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 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, he has recorded and toured worldwide, including with some of the artform’s most legendary international figures, releasing many acclaimed albums on prestigious international and Australian labels. As as classical pianist, he has released two solo albums and accompanied distinguished Australian instrumentalists. He has conducted his own concert works and film music with major Australian orchestras and ensembles, and written popular style songs, including lyrics.

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