Jorge Isaac, born in Caracas, Venezuela, completed his professional training under the tutelage of Walter van Hauwe at the Amsterdam Conservatory in 2000. In 2002 received his master degree on contemporary performance & live electronics at the same institution. In 2006 he was appointed as Recorder Professor at the Amsterdam Conservatory, succeeding the world-wide recorder-icon Walter van Hauwe.
Isaac's specialist field is in contemporary music and the use of live electronics. He has won prizes at renowned contemporary music competitions such as the International Gaudeamus Interpreters Competition 2001 (including the special prize "best use of electronics") in The Netherlands and the Krzysztof Penderecki International Competition of Contemporary Music in Poland (2001). In 2004 he was awarded the first prize at the Jur Naessens Music Award in Amsterdam with his multimedia production Mensa Secunda. In 2007 he received an Award of Distinction at the Prix Ars Electronica in Austria for his work "Marionette".
As a soloist, Isaac has given a great variety of performances and master classes over the globe. He is at the moment involved with solo recitals, early and new music projects, multimedia research activities, and in the production of multidisciplinary performances together with Visisonor Media Productions.
Among his own works: Mensa Secunda (2004, interdisciplinary performance), Voix égales (2005, research towards the Integral Music Performance), OMONIA (2005/06, one-man-art performance), Sensorial Acts (2006, research project towards the use of smells and temperature in music performance), Marionette (2006-07, multimedia concert), PANOPTICON (2007, interdisciplinary performance), Are you here? (2008, multimedia installation), Notes from Anatolia (2009, electro-acoustic project incorporating western & non-western instruments).
Photo: courtesy Visisonor Media Productions.
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