Musik Akademie Basel
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Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz - Hochschule für Musik

Workshops

Workshop Sylvie Courvoisier (p)

mit Drew Gress (b) and Julian Satorius (dr)

4. Juni 2015 | 13.30h | Performance

Sylvie Courvoisier is a pianist, composer and improviser. Born in Lausanne, Switzerland, Courvoisier moved to New York in 1998 and has lived in Brooklyn since that time.

Courvoisier has led several groups over the years and has recorded over 25 records as a leader or co-leader for different labels, notably ECM , Tzadik and Intakt Records and 30 cds as a sideperson.

She has performed and recorded with John Zorn, Mark Feldman, Yusef Lateef, Ikue Mori, Tony Oxley, Tim Berne, Joey Baron, Joëlle Léandre, Herb Robertson, Butch Morris, Evan Parker, Mark Dresser, Ellery Eskelin, Lotte Anker, Fred Frith, Michel Godard, Tomazs Stanko among others.

She has been commissioned to write music for concerts, radio, dance and theater.

Currently, Courvoisier is the leader of her TRIO with Kenny Wollesen and Drew Gress.
She performs regularly Solo and since 1997, in Duo with violinist Mark Feldman.
She co-leads the Sylvie Courvoisier/Mark Feldman Quartet with Scott Colley and Billy Mintz.
Since 2000, she has been a member of Mephista, an improvising collective trio with Ikue Mori and Susie Ibarra.
She is currently playing and touring in different projects of John Zorn including Cobra and Masada Marathon.
She is also playing in Erik Friedlander's Trio, Herb Robertson's Quintet and Nate Wooley's Quartet.

Since 2010, she has been working as a pianist and composer for flamenco dancer Israel Galvan's project "la Curva" with more than 150 performances around the world.

More information about Sylvie you will find here.

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