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Marcus Weiss

Place of birth: 
Basel
Nationality: 
Swiss
Instrument: 
saxophone

Born in Basel in 1961, he studied saxophone with Iwan Roch at the Musikhochschule Basel as well as with Frederick L. Hemke at Northwestern University in Chicago. Marcus Weiss is one of the most sought-after saxophonists in the field of contemporary music. In addition to his activities with Trio Accanto and the saxophone ensemble XASAX/Paris, Marcus Weiss performs as a soloist with a wide variety of European orchestras as well as with such ensembles as Klangforum Vienna, Ensemble Contrechamps, ensemble recherche, Ensemble Modern, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and others.