Sylvie Courvoisier

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Sylvie Courvoisier
Sylvie Courvoisier 2007 Alary.jpg
Courvoisier in Le Triton, Les Lilas (2007)
Background information
Born (1968-11-30) November 30, 1968 (age 46)
Origin Lausanne, Switzerland
Occupation(s) Composer
Instruments Piano
Labels Enja, Intakt, Tzadik, ECM
Associated acts Mark Feldman, Mephista, John Zorn

Sylvie Courvoisier (born November 30, 1968 in Lausanne, Switzerland) is a Swiss composer and pianist.

Courvoisier was born and raised in Switzerland. In 1998, she moved to Brooklyn, New York, where she currently resides. She co-leads the Sylvie Courvoisier/Mark Feldman Quartet and leads her own quintet, Lonelyville, and the Trio Abaton. She is a member of Mephista, an improvising trio with Ikue Mori and Susie Ibarra; Herb Robertson Quintet, with Tim Berne, Tom Rainey and Mark Dresser; Vincent Courtois Trio, along with Ellery Eskelin; and John Zorn’s Cobra. Since 1997, she also performs regularly in duo with violinist Mark Feldman (her husband).

Selected discography[edit]

With Mephista (Courvoisier, Ikue Mori and Susie Ibarra)

With Erik Friedlander

With John Zorn

External links[edit]


  • Rosset, Dominique: Au carrefour des mondes. La compositrice et pianiste lausannoise Sylvie Courvoisier. Zurich 2005.