Thane Isaac, violin
A native of Denton, Texas, modern and baroque violinist Thane Isaac earned a bachelor of music in modern violin performance in 2009 from the University of North Texas with a special emphasis in early music studies under professor Cynthia Roberts. In 2012, Isaac completed a post-graduate residency at Yale University as one-fifth of the Yale Baroque Ensemble, highlighting medieval and Renaissance studies, under professor of historical performance, Robert Mealy.
Performing with several groups across the United States, a few of Isaac’s credentials include appearances with Juilliard415 of the Juilliard School, Voxtet of Yale, Rathmore, Turtle Creek Chorale, Austin Baroque Orchestra, San Francisco Bach Choir, American Baroque Opera Company, Dallas Bach Society, Lumedia Musicworks, Ensemble VIII, and the Grammy-winning Conspirare. His contributions have been heard on the Sony Music Entertainment label and in film score recordings for Turner Classic Movies. Having shared the stage with such notables as Itzhak Perlman, Dave Brubeck, Jackie Evancho, Edgar Meyer, Kanye West, Mark O’Connor, Lynn Anderson, Larry Gatlin, and Sir James Galway, he enjoys traveling for such performance opportunities, having toured Asia, the Americas, and Europe with small ensembles.
As well as baroque and modern violin, Isaac is a performer of mandolin and hammered dulcimer. A composer in several genres, his original compositions have premiered in the Greater Dallas area and as the opening act for New York City’s Days and Nights Music Festival, founded and overseen by composer Philip Glass.