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hide2 Sylvie Courvoisier Mark Feldman QUARTET
| Mark Feldman (violin)
| Sylvie Courvoisier (piano)
| Thomas Morgan (bass)
| Gerry Hemingway (drums)

Spontaneous and Exciting New Music from this Quartet w. Sylvie Courvoisier on piano , Mark Feldman, violin, Thomas Morgan on bass and Gerry Hemingway on drums to celebrate their new CD "Hotel du Nord" on Intakt Records

preis Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik, 2010

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Sylvie Courvoisier Mark Feldman Quartet
“ To Fly To Steal” ( Intakt , 2010)
Sylvie Courvoisier Mark Feldman Quartet
“Hotel du Nord” ( Intakt , 2011)
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hide2 Sylvie Courvoisier - Abaton -
| Sylvie Courvoisier (piano & compositions)
| Mark Feldman (violin)
| Erik Friedlander (violoncello)

“Abaton” is the name of both the album and the ensemble, the trio of Sylvie Courvoisier with Mark Feldman and Erik Friedlander, which was formed in 1998 in New York. The word Abaton is from ancient Greek and its meanings include the temple chamber - “where none may enter unbiddden” - in which initiates received visions, inspirations and renewed health. 
The Trio played widely in Europe and in the USA (Davos Festival (Switzerland), la Biennale Venice (Italy), Merkin Hall (NY), CAC (New Orleans)) …

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Sylvie Courvoisier “ABATON” ( ECM Records, 2003 – 2cds)

"...Critics'choice 2004: Sylvie Courvoisier Abaton (ECM) -On Abaton, pianist Courvoisier and her first-call bandmates Mark Feldman (violin) and Erik Friedlander (cello) have created a masterpiece of 21st century chamber music. The two-CD set is split equally between spacious, mood-rich compositions and empathetic improvisations that hum with creative energy while defying the structures of genre. This is the fundamental definition of the contemporary avant-garde and Courvoisier's set the where it belongs."
Sam Prestianni, January 2005 jazziz

"...That Courvoisier’s music is as aesthetically beautiful as it is strange and mysterious is only further testament to her prowess as a composer. That this trio plays her music as if it has been creating it from the air is nothing short of remarkable. Abaton is Courvoisier's crowning achievement thus far, and this group points her firmly forward in a direction where everything is still possible, demonstrating that there is something new under the sun in classical music and improvisation. Perhaps Abaton is the great moment of 2003 for new classical music."
Thom Jurek, all Music guide

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Sylvie Courvoisier - Lonelyville -
| Mark Feldman (violin)
| Vincent Courtois (cello)
| Ikue Mori  (electronics)
| Gerald Cleaver (drums)
| Sylvie Courvoisier (piano & compositions)

Sylvie Courvoisier’s new project is an exciting new synthesis of Avan-jazz, contemporary composition and live electronics. New York downtown musicians including electronic artist Ikue Mori and drummer Gerald Cleaver provide a dramatic rhythmic foundation; virtuoso French cellist Vincent Courtois and the American violinist Mark Feldman create textures that bring the new compositions of the pianist Sylvie Courvoisier to life in an exciting visceral way.

| recordings:
Sylvie Courvoisier “Lonelyville” ( Intakt Records, 2007)


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as a co-leader Courtois-Courvoisier-Eskelin TRIO
| Vincent Courtois (cello)
| Sylvie Courvoisier (piano)
| Ellery Eskelin (sax)

Parisian cellist Vincent Courtois and New York saxophonist Ellery Eskelin met during the summer of 2000 while performing in a large ensemble project led by Lebanese oud player Rabih Abou-Khalil.  Sensing an immediate musical rapport they began discussing the possibility of a collaboration.  Both musicians admired the playing of Swiss pianist Sylvie Courvoisier (now living in Brooklyn) and with her formed this group in 2002.  The ensemble was invited to debut at  Banlieues Bleues Festival in Paris and has since toured Europe in 2003, 2005 and 2007 and the United States in 2007 performing original compositions as well as completely improvised concerts.  

In the spring of 2008 the group will release it's first studio project (recorded in New York) for the  Italian CAM Jazz label entitled "As Soon As Possible".  

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As Soon As Possible (CAM, 2008)

"Music can be magic and one listen to this group quickly reveals why."  (All About Jazz New York)

"Here's three fantastic improvisers and musicians teaming for a lively, brisk trio...What may surprise the uninitiated is the depth of emotions, colors, and ideas this intimate trio can bring to its music." (Baltimore City Paper)