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    Schloss Elmau - Elmau, Germany

  • Brian Isaacs

    Brian Isaacs
    ©Ettore Causa

    Bio

    Year of birth:
    2000

    Place of birth:
    New York, USA

    Studies:

    • Sociology (BA) – New Hawen, CT, USA: Yale College– Ettore Cause (2018-2022)

    • Viola Performance (MM) – New Hawen, CT, USA: Yale School of Music– Ettore Cause (2018-2022)

    • Viola (KE) – Frankfurt: Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst-Tabea Zimmermann since 2023)

    Current job:
    Karajan Academy Berliner Philharmoniker

    Contact:

    Website:
    www.brianisaacs.com

    Biography:

    American violist Brian Isaacs is passionate about developing meaningful musical experiences for both performers and audience members alike. In pursuit of this, Brian is based in Berlin as a member of both the class of Tabea Zimmermann (Frankfurt HfMDK) and the Karajan-Akademie der Berliner Philharmoniker. He graduated from Yale University with his MM in Viola Performance, studying with Ettore Causa, and his BA in Sociology.  

    Brian is a prizewinner of the Anton Rubinstein International Viola Competition and has been a semi-finalist at the Primrose, Prague Spring, and Kodaly International Competitions. At Yale, he won both the School of Music and College concerto competitions, and has received several awards from the university. Brian has worked with violists in solo masterclasses including Misha Amory, Yuri Bashmet, Noemie Bialobroda, Nobuko Imai, Lawrence Power, Antoine Tamestit, Steven Tenenbom, Lars Anders Tomter, and Tabea Zimmermann.  

    An avid chamber musician, Brian has participated in numerous festivals and concerts in the USA, Europe, and Asia. He has collaborated and performed with artists such as Peter Bruns, Ettore Causa, Jose Gallardo, Annette von Hehn, Ida Kavafian, Hye-Jin Kim, Mihae Lee, Mi-kyung Lee, Tony Nys, and Marcy Rosen. While at Yale, Brian received chamber music coachings from members of the Brentano Quartet. Recent festival appearances include Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival, Gstaad Menuhin Festival String Academy, NUME Academy and Festival, Taos School of Music, Thy Chamber Music Festival, Verbier Festival Academy, and Viridian Strings.  

    Brian plays on an American viola made by Douglas Cox in 2011, on generous loan from the Virtu Foundation. He is generously supported by a 2023-24 grant from the Frank Huntington Beebe Fund.

     

    Studierende

    Jelena Antić

    Bella Chich

    Maj Bommas

    Ukyo Fujiwara

    Franziska Hügel

    Sophie Kiening

    Gordon Lau

    Brian Isaacs

    Arcan Isenkul

    Haesue Lee

    Eric Seohyun Moon

    Sào Soulez Larivière

    Natalie Loughran

    Ayaka Taniguchi

    Caspar Vinzens

    Luisa Ye

    Alumni

    Micha Afkham

    Guy Ben-Ziony

    Agathe Blondel

    Barbara Buntrock

    Öykü Canpolat

    Marie Chilemme

    Hélène Clément

    Toby Cook

    Lotus de Vries

    Valentin Eichler

    Miguel Erlich

    Karolina Errera Pavon

    Stefanie Farrands

    Sara Ferrandez Castro

    Alexander Gordon

    Olga Hansen

    Stine Hasbirk

    Gabriele Heinecke

    Miriam Helms Alien

    Kyuri Kim

    Sejune Kim

    Georgy Kovalev

    Anna Krimm

    Hande Küden

    Josip Kvetek

    Adrien la Marca

    S. Seungwon Lee

    Marion Leleu

    Anna Lewis

    Matthew Lipman

    Mark Liu

    Lev Loiko

    Ana Mba-Flores

    Ada Myriel Meinich

    Giovanni Menna

    Johannes Moehrle

    Sindy Mohamed

    Nilay Özdemir

    Kyoungmin Park

    Yael Patish

    Tahlia Petrosian

    Anna Puig Torne

    Madeleine Przybyl

    Muriel Razavi

    Alejandro Regueira

    Pauline Sachse

    Teresa Schwamm

    Jungahn Shin

    Clara-Hélène Stangorra

    Arnold Stieve

    Maya Tal

    Antoine Tamestit

    German Tcakulov

    Kei Tojo

    Ulla Tremuth

    Albin Uusijärvi

    Simone von Rahden

    Emma Wernig

    Judith Wijzenbeek

    Zhechao Xie

    Peijun Xu

    Armando Yagüe

    Ula U. Zebriunaite

    Sarina Zickgraf

    Ylvali Zilliacus

    Silas Zschocke