7 Feb 2017

Isaac Hayward – directed to music

From Upbeat, 1:00 pm on 7 February 2017
Isaac Hayward

Music director Isaac Hayward. Photo: Supplied

Isaac Hayward is one of Australia’s most exciting young music directors.

He’s only twenty-five, has already been nominated for a Helpmann Award and worked with performers as diverse as Tim Finn, Jon English, Kate Miller-Heidke, and Natalie Weiss.

Isaac’s recent music direction credits include three seasons of The Rabbits (Opera Australia) and its live cast recording, The Secret River based on Kate Grenville’s book for Sydney Theatre Company, for which he played Iain Grandage’s score on both cello and prepared piano, and Ladies in Black by Tim Finn, for which he received a Helpmann Award nomination.

Isaac was awarded the inaugural Rob Guest Endowment Musician Award in 2014, and is conducting NZ Opera's production of The Mikado.