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Scott MacIsaac, piano

18 May Posted by in Schedule | Comments
Scott MacIsaac, piano

Hailed as a pianist with “brio and imagination” (The New York Times), possessing “natural grace and refinement” (Calgary Herald) as well as “speed, clarity, breath and musicality” (La Presse, Montreal), Canadian pianist Scott MacIsaac has performed as a soloist throughout North America, Asia, and in much of Western Europe. 

A native Calgarian, Scott studied with Marilyn Engle throughout much of his youth.

Scott holds a Certificate in Performance and a Masters of Music degree from Yale University, where he studied under full scholarship with Boris Berman and Peter Frankl. While a student at Yale University, he won their Prokofiev Competition and made his Carnegie Hall debut performing in Weill Recital Hall.

His most recent successes include top prizes at the Shigeru Kawai International Piano Competition, Dudley International Piano Competition and the Brant International Competition

Scott is also an avid chamber musician and was recently invited to perform as a guest artist in the Salzburg Chamber Festival.

His recording for CBC Radio 2 was aired several times in 2016 and he was subsequently named one of the “30 Hot Canadian Musicians under 30” in CBC Music’s 2016 edition. 

Scott is currently on faculty at the Mount Royal University Conservatory in Calgary, Alberta.



Scott MacIsaac presents a program of works by Beethoven and Rachmaninov. The first part of the concert will feature the very popular “Moonlight” Sonata with its grieving first movement—a melody which Hector Berlioz called a “lamentation”—the beautiful pastoral-like second movement, and the dark whirlwind finale. This masterpiece will be proceeded by several selections from Rachmaninov Preludes op.23, including the famous Prelude no. 5 in G minor- Alla Marcia (like a march).