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SASKIA MACRIS

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Period

1964 - current

Genre

contemporary classical music

Biography Saskia Macris

Saskia Macris was born on April 9, 1964 in Amsterdam Education She lived in France until 1986 where she received her early education. At the age of twelve she began a classical guitar study, which lasted some eight years. From the age of sixteen she began classical voice studies with B. Nicholaysem ...
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2008   Bart Visman

Biography Saskia Macris

1964

Saskia Macris was born on April 9, 1964 in Amsterdam


Education

She lived in France until 1986 where she received her early education. At the age of twelve she began a classical guitar study, which lasted some eight years. From the age of sixteen she began classical voice studies with B. Nicholaysem and C. Edda-Pierre. She studied philosophy at the Université Panthéon-Sorbonne in Paris and concluded this study in 1987, with a thesis entitled Le Sprechgesang dans l'oeuvre d'A. Schönberg Un example: Pierrot Lunaire. In 1986, she has moved to the Netherlands (Amsterdam), where she began a vocal study at the Sweelinck Conservatory, first with Cora Canne Meyer, in 1995 with Wout Oosterkamp and since 2000 with Tom Sol and Irene Maessen. In 1991, she began her composition studies with Daan Manneke and between 1996 and 2000 with Theo Verbey.


Activities

A a singer, Saskia Macris performs regularly with her accompanist Kimball Huygens with various programs. She also works with pianist Lodewijk Crommelin.


Compositions

Her compositions to date include: Sourire d'être dans ton souffle (1994) for three womens' voices (performed in May 1995 by Capella Amsterdam under the direction of Daniel Reuss) en Le grand Lest, that was premiered in September 1996 in Brussels in première with the Huelgas ensemble under the direction of Paul van Nevel. During the Gaudeamus Music Week 2000. Agámi II (1999) for four trumpets was performed. In 2007 a commission piece by Paul van Nevel and the Netherlands Chamber Choir will be premièred.


Prizes

In 1997 Saskia Macris won the Hinsz-organ composition competition in Kampen (the Netherlands) with her first organ piece Bevrijding (1995)

Saskia Macris
(2006)

Irene Maessen

In the discography you will find all recordings that have been released listed chronologically. We restrict ourselves to the title, the type of audio, year of publication or recording, label, list of guest musicians, plus any comments on the issue.

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