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Name: Jorge Isaac
Skills: Soloist (recorder & live electronics)
Address: Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Jorge Isaac (b. 1974, Caracas) began his musical studies at the age of six at the state conservatory "Sebastián Lozano" in Valencia, Venezuela, where he received private tuition for a number of years. Since 1991 and in the years ensuing, he has followed master classes held in The Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland. In 2000 completed his professional training under the tutelage of Walter van Hauwe at the Amsterdam Conservatory. In 2002 received his master degree on contemporary performance & live electronics at the same institution.

Isaac’s specialist field is in contemporary music and the use of live electronics. He has won prices at renowned contemporary music competitions such as the International Gaudeamus Interpreters Competition 2001 in The Netherlands and the Krzysztof Penderecki International Competition of Contemporary Music in Poland. As a soloist, Isaac has given a variety of performances in The Netherlands, Germany, England, Belgium, Ireland, Poland, Norway, Switzerland, Italy, Mexico and Venezuela. He has participated in varied recording productions, such as radio broadcast for the Hessen’s radio (HR4) in Germany, the company Shell (Mexico/ The Netherlands), Teldec (Germany), blockflute samplers in the USA, and his own music together with pianist/composer Elik Alvarez (Venezuela).

He has participated in several International Music Festivals such as Hessen’s Festival (Korbach-Germany, 1997), Second International Blockflute Festival (Amsterdam, 1998), From Distant Lands (London, 1999), Festival Internacional de Puebla (Mexico, 2000), Ultima Festival (Oslo, 2001), Music for Galway (Ireland, 2002), Gaudeamus Music Week (Amsterdam, 2002), Spazio Musica (Cagliari, 2002), International Youth Music Forum (Kiev, 2003), Time of Music Festival (Finland, 2003).

Jorge Isaac has performed together with the Dutch ensembles - ASKO & Schoenberg, the Dutch Chamber Orchestra, The National Dutch Ballet, The Dutch Opera, regisseur Pierre Audi, blockflute player Walter van Hauwe, cellist Frances-Marie Uitti, composer Roderik de Man, György Ligeti, Jukka Tiensuu; and the conductor Reinbert de Leeuw. He is at the moment involved with solo recitals, multimedia research projects of the Amsterdam School for the Arts, and in the production of multidisciplinary performances together with Visisonor Media Productions (USA).



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