Sylvie Courvoisier

Sylvie Courvoisier

born on 30/11/1968 in Lausanne, VD, Switzerland

Sylvie Courvoisier

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Sylvie Courvoisier

Sylvie Courvoisier (born November 30, 1968 in Lausanne, Switzerland) is a Swiss composer and pianist.

Courvoisier was born and raised in Switzerland. In 1998, she moved to Brooklyn, New York, where she currently resides. She co-leads the Sylvie Courvoisier/Mark Feldman Quartet and leads her own quintet, Lonelyville, and the Trio Abaton. She is a member of Mephista, an improvising trio with Ikue Mori and Susie Ibarra; Herb Robertson Quintet, with Tim Berne, Tom Rainey and Mark Dresser; Vincent Courtois Trio, along with Ellery Eskelin; and John Zorns Cobra. Since 1997, she also performs regularly in duo with violinist Mark Feldman (her husband).

Selected discography

  • Hotel du Nord - Sylvie Courvoisier-Mark Feldman Quartet (Intakt, 2011)
  • Oblivia - with Mark Feldman (Tzadik, 2010)
  • To Fly to Steal - Sylvie Courvoisier-Mark Feldman Quartet (Intakt 2010)
  • As Soon as Possible - Courtois, Courvoisier & Eskelin ( Cam Jazz 2008)
  • Every So Often - Ellery Eskelin & Sylvie Courvoisier ( Prime Source 2008)
  • Signs and Epigrams (Tzadik, 2007)
  • Lonleyville- Sylvie Courvoisier 5tet Ikue Mori, Mark Feldman, Vincent Courtois, Gerald Cleaver) (Intakt 2007)
  • Abaton with Feldman, Erik Friedlander (ECM, 2003)
  • Deux Pianos- Sylvie Courvoisier , Jacques Demierre (Intakt, 2000)
  • Y2K - Sylvie Courvoisier Ocre with Michel Godard and Pierre Charial (Enja Records, 2000)
  • Music for Violin and Piano - Sylvie Courvoisier, Mark Feldman (Avant, 1999)
  • Music for Barrel Organ, Piano, Tuba, Bass and Percussion - Sylvie Courvoisier Ocre (Enja, 1997)

With Mephista (Courvoisier, Ikue Mori and Susie Ibarra)

  • Black Narcissus (Tzadik, 2002)
  • Entomological Reflections (Tzadik, 2004)

With Erik Friedlander

  • 50 Miniatures for Improvising Quintet (Skipstone, 2010)

With John Zorn

  • Masada Recital (Tzadik, 2004)
  • Malphas: Book of Angels Volume 3 (Tzadik, 2006)
  • Femina (Tzadik, 2009)
  • Dictée/Liber Novus (Tzadik, 2010)

External links

  • Website
  • list of compositions


  • Rosset, Dominique: Au carrefour des mondes. La compositrice et pianiste lausannoise Sylvie Courvoisier. Zurich 2005.
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