Biography

 

The Slovenian/Swiss saxophone player MAJA BARROSO LISAC began her studies for classical saxophone at the Music University in Vienna and got her Bachelor and Master Degrees at the University of Music in Basel in 2007. She is invited to give concerts allover Europe and masterclasses in Nova Gorica, Slovenia, at the Swiss Saxophone Days in Lucerne and Basel and at the Australasian Saxophone Conference in Sydney. Maja Barroso Lisac is playing solo, in duo with piano, with live-electronics and in ensembles for Contemporary Music. She is member of several groups: The Saxophone Quartet ZURE, the International Saxophone Sextet EUROSAX, the Tango group SAXISM and the Ensemble Nucleus. Her arrangments for different ensembles are played by world renowned soloists like Claude Delangle and Daniel Gauthier. Maja Barroso Lisac got prices and scholarships from the Friedl Wald-Stiftung, the Kanton Basel-Land and from Novartis. She was chosen for an one year residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, where she was working especially in the field of free improvisation as well as with composers. Since 2010, Maja Barroso Lisac ist teaching at the University of Music in Basel/Switzerland as an assistant of prof. Marcus Weiss, Classical Saxophone at the Jazz School Basel, at the Music High School in Solothurn and at the Music School Gelterkinden.