VIDEO PODCAST: Slava Ukraini! - recorded on 24 February 2022, the day the world woke up to the news that Vladimir Putin's Russian forces had invaded Ukraine. A fifty minute video which also features Caitríona O'Leary and Eric Fraad discussing their new film Island of Saints, and pays tribute to Joseph Horovitz, Malcolm Troup and Maria Nockin.
Australian-based composer and pianist Mark Isaacs was born in London on 22 June 1958, into a musical family that had representatives in both the classical and jazz worlds. His family emigrated to Australia when he was four, and he began to study piano at age five, began improvising at nine and composing classically from the age of twelve. At fourteen he played the solo part in his own piano concerto on Australian National TV.
He continues to have parallel careers in jazz and classical music, and has achieved widespread recognition in both genres, as both composer and pianist. His first symphony received its first performance from the Queensland Symphony Orchestra in October 2013.
Further information: markisaacs.com