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Jorge Isaac (b. 1974, Caracas) completed his professional training under the tutelage of Walter van Hauwe at the Amsterdam Conservatory in 2000. In 2002 received his master degree at the same institution. Soon after, in 2006, he was appointed as Recorder Professor at the Amsterdam Conservatory.
Jorge Isaac has been awarded several international prizes, such as the International Gaudeamus Interpreters Competition 2001 (including the special prize "best use of electronics") in The Netherland, the Krzysztof Penderecki International Competition of Contemporary Music in Poland (2001), the Jur Naessens Music Award in Amsterdam (2004) and Award of Distinction at the Prix Ars Electronica in Austria (2007). More than 170 compositions have been specially written for him whereby he is one of the most influential recorder players worldwide.
As a soloist, he has given a vast number of performances and masterclasses over the globe. He is currently involved with concerts and recitals, early and new music projects, large scale multimedia and music theatre performances, and his teaching activities at the Amsterdam Conservatory.
Documentary BLOCKFLUTE MASTERS (Frans Brüggen, Walter van Hauwe, Kees Boeke, Jorge Isaac)
JORGE ISAAC: Blockflute (Recorder) demonstration
BLACK PENCIL performs the programme 'Buffoni!'.
Live at De Doelen-Rotterdam, December 2013. All works inspired by Commedia dell'arte.
Music by Guus Janssen, Roderik de Man, Frank Zabel, Nico Huijbregts, Igor Stravinsky, Georg Philipp Telemann and Giovanni G. Gastoldi a.o.
Igor Stravinsky: Suite Italienne (1932/33, arr. 2013)
Igor Stravinsky's Suite Italienne (Introduzione, Serenata and Tarantella). Arrangements for the instrumentation of the ensemble Black Pencil. The concert programme is called 'Buffoni!', featuring works inspired by Commedia dell'arte.
Black Pencil (2011)
Chiel Meijering (1954): Danzai (2011)
Antonio Lauro (1917-1986): Seis por Derecho (1967, arr. 2011)
Roderik de Man (1941): Fuerza Interior (2011)
Voix égales (2005)
Mensa Secunda (2004)