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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 180 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.


Jorge Isaac is artistic director of the Ensemble Black Pencil, Visisonor Foundation ( and the Catalogue of Recorder Repertory.

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