Hailed as a pianist with “brio and imagination” by the New York Times and possessing “natural grace and refinement” by the Calgary Herald, Canadian pianist Scott MacIsaac has performed as a soloist throughout North America, China and in much of Western Europe. His most recent successes in the United Kingdom include top prizes at the Brant International Piano Competition and the Royal Overseas League Competition. In October 2015, he opened up the new Sound Unbound Series at the Barbican Classical Weekender in London: a weekend-long project that took over the Barbican Centre and surrounding venues and featured more than 50 concerts across 48 hours with the goal to allow audiences the chance to discover some of the greatest classical music ever written.
MacIsaac has won numerous awards in many competitions—including being awarded the Grand Prize in the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal Manulife (OSM) Competition in 2015. While a student at Yale University, he won the Prokofiev Competition and made his Carnegie Hall debut performing Prokofiev in Weill Recital Hall.
In Canada, he has been the recipient of several other prizes, including at the Toronto Symphony Orchestra Piano Competition, the Shean Piano Competition, and two consecutive Grand Prize Awards in the Canadian Music Competition. As a concerto soloist, he has performed with several top Canadian orchestras.
He recently made his debut with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra at the Maison symphonique, and he opened the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra’s 2016-17 concert season. He also was named one of the 30 Hot Canadian Musicians under 30 in CBC Music’s 2016 edition.