«She means every note», US-saxophonist Branford Marsalis, commenting on a concert by Maja Lisac. Maja Lisac Barroso is a Slovenian-Swiss saxophonist, adjunct professor and music arranger, born in Basel in 1980. After her classical studies in Vienna, Basel and Paris, she is invited to perform in numerous European countries, Latin America, Africa and Australia. She gives masterclasses and has been a jury member at international competitions. Her musical arrangements are played by her ensembles and by well-known soloists such as Claude Delangle and Daniel Gauthier.
«Maja Lisac displays an energy that gives me great confidence in her career as a musician»: Claude Delangle (CNSM Paris). At home in various musical genres (classical, world, contemporary, jazz), Maja Lisac performs solo and with various groups. In 2016, Maja Lisac performed with US saxophonist Branford Marsalis. She was founder of the Zure Saxophone quartet; plays as a soloist with the renowned Basel String Quartet; in quintet with Christian Wirth and in duo with pianist Andriy Dragan. She is a member of the tango ensemble Saxism, the international ensemble Intersax and the ensemble Nucleus with their innovative and inventive instruments.
«Maja Lisac est une personne extrêmement musicienne«: Composer and trombonist Vinko Globokar (IRCAM). Maja Lisac has received awards and scholarships from Novartis, the Canton of Basel-Land and the Friedl Wald Foundation. In 2008, Maja Lisac was elected for a one-year residency at the Cité Intérnationale des Arts in Paris, where she collaborated with Vinko Globokar, Izidor Leitinger and Bojana aljič and played the world premieres of their compositions. «Maja Lisacs high level of expertise as well as her human maturity and clarity qualify her to take over a leading position»: Professor Marcus Weiss. In 2009, she became an Adjunct Professor at the Music University in Basel. Currently, Maja Lisac teaches as an adjunct professor at the Jazzcampus Basel. Maja Lisac has recorded for Sony/Solomusica and was broadcast on the Slovenian national television and Radio ARS. In 2020, she directs her own classical concert series in Basel called "Saxophone & Seasons".
Marcelo Nisinman was born in Buenos Aires in 1970. He studied bandoneon with Julio Pane and composition with Guillermo Graetzer in Buenos Aries and Detlev Müller-Siemens in Basel. Nisinman is a sought-after soloist and composer who plays with orchestras and at festivals around the world. He has performed with Martha Argerich, Gidon Kremer, Britten Sinfonia, Gary Burton, Fernando Suárez Paz, Assad Brothers, and the Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Charles Dutoit. He has appeared as a soloist with the WDR Big Band under Vince Mendoza, the Arpeggione Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre National des Pays de La Loire conducted by John Axelrod and the Belgrad Philharmonic Orchestra.
In 2009 he was also the Artist in Residence at the Swiss Boswil Festival and formed his own quartet `Tango Factory' together with clarinettist Chen Halevi. In 2011 he was invited as a performer and composer to the Zeitkunstfestival in Berlin and to the Center Pompidou in Paris. Nisinman composed a number of vocal works including Desvios and his new version of María de Buenos Aires (Acqua Records). In 2012, Nisinman and the National Symphony Orchestra of Argentina premiered his piece `Dark Blue Tango' for bandoneon and orchestra.
He was invited to Ireland and Germany as composer and performer by the Vogler String Quartet. In 2013, he recorded with Martha Argerich at the Ravenna Music Festival Edition as a performer and composer. In 2014, Nisinman appeared as a composer with Gérard Depardieu and Philippe Graffin. The premieres of Dianas Tango and Daniel's Tango took place in 2014 and 2015, as well as the premiere of Nisinmans Hombre Tango and 4 a.m. Tango for Bandoneon with the National Symphony Orchestra of Argentina. During the Kuhmo Festival 2016 in Finland, the premiere of his work Alberto's Tango was performed by Alberto Mesirca. Nachum's Tango for Violin and Orchestra' was premiered in Frankfurt in 2016. In 2017, the Montevideo Symphonic Wind Band premiered his 6 pieces for bandoneon and symphonic band. In 2018 he presented his new ensemble FRANZ and two orchestral world premieres of Chen's Tango 1 and 4 for Vogler, together with the Argentine National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Mariano Chiacchiarini.
Track titles: 1. Cuando tu no estás for soprano saxophone and bandoneon, composers: Carlos Gardel and Marcel Lattes, arr. Marcelo Nisinman 2. Hombre Tango for bass saxophone and bandoneon / composer: Marcelo Nisinman 3. Danket dem Herrn, denn er ist sehr freundlich for alto saxophone and bandoneon / composer: Dietrich Buxtehude, arr. Lisac / Nisinman 4. Los mareados for soprano saxophone and bandoneon / composer: Juan Carlos Cobián, arr. Marcelo Nisinman 5. Aeroplano for soprano saxophone and bandoneon / composer: Pedro Datta, arr. Marcelo Nisinman 6. Bordel 1900 from Histoire du Tango for soprano saxophone and bandoneon / composer: Astor Piazzolla 7. Argentinos en Europa for soprano saxophone and bandoneon / composer: Marcelo Nisinman 8. Nantes for tenor saxophone and bandoneon / composer: Barbara, arr. Marcelo Nisinman 9. Escualo for soprano saxophone and bandoneon / composer: Astor Piazzolla, arr. Maja Lisac Barroso 10. Tiento del sexto tono for tenor saxophone and bandoneon / composer: Antonio de Cabezon, arr. Lisac / Nisinman 11. Jeanne y Paul for soprano saxophone and bandoneon/ composer: Astor Piazzolla, arr. Marcelo Nisinman
Doors: 19:30 h Start: 20:00 h End: 22:00 h
Minimum age: None
Wheel chair spaces: Persons in wheel chairs need a regular ticket in the parkett, the location is wheel chair friendly.