Carl-Emmanuel Fisbach

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Born to a bicultural French-South American artistic family, Carl-Emmanuel Fisbach has consistently sought to explore and expand the saxophone’s repertoire. Above and beyond the more traditional works he performs as a soloist (Auvergne Orchestra, Ekaterinburg Philharmonic) and within the Denisov and Azar Duos, he collaborates regularly with composers and ensembles (Ensemble intercontemporain, Red Note Ensemble) and is a member of the “Futurs composés” network dedicated to new music. He integrates transcriptions into his repertoire, including tango. This open and eclectic approach has led to invitations to perform in international festivals (Flâneries Musicales de Reims, Festival Archipel Geneva, Shanghai Oriental Arts Center, Suntory Hall Tokyo). His recordings feature Hispanic repertoire (Duo Azar, PAI Records, 2011) and new works for saxophone and cello (Denisov Duo, Meyer Foundation, 2014). A third CD for saxophone and percussion with original arrangements by Piazzolla and new works was released in 2016 (Tango Continuo, Paraty–Harmonia Mundi). Carl-Emmanuel Fisbach teaches at the Conservatory of the Paris 15th arrondissement, is a guest Professor at the Conservatoire of Lima, and has given master-classes throughout Europe, South America and Asia. A graduate of the Paris Conservatoire, he is a prize-winner in several national and international competitions.