Birgitta Flick



Birgitta Flick is a saxophonist and composer from Berlin who is especially interested in the intersection and interrelation of composition and improvisation. Educated as a saxophonist at Jazz-Institut Berlin (UdK/HfM "Hanns Eisler") and in composition at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, she works internationally as a freelance musician with her own groups based in a.o. Berlin, Stockholm and New York City, such as Birgitta Flick Quartet (Berlin), German-Swedish-Finnish quintet Flickstick and a duo with Carol Liebowitz (NYC). She is also a sought after sidewoman and works right now with Cajsa Zerhouni's and Pål Nyberg's ensembles in Stockholm and Nico Lohmann's quintet in Berlin. As a composer she writes for her own groups as well as choir music and instrumental and vocal works for other ensembles such as Vokalensemblen i Sundbyberg (SE) or Lux:NM (DE). Since 2015 she serves as artistic director for the concert series InSpirit at Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche in Berlin. Concert tours and festival appearances have taken her to different European countries, the US, Bahrain and the Middle East. Her artistic work has been supported by the Berlin senate, the country of Berlin/UdK, Initiative Musik gGmbH (Germany), Musikfonds, JazzBaltica Förderpreis and the Goethe-Institut.

Birgitta teaches saxophone and improvisation in Berlin and online.

Listen to Birgitta‘s music on:

Releases & publications:

as saxophonist/composer:

Carol Liebowitz / Birgitta Flick Duo „Malita-Malika“ (Leo Records)

Birgitta Flick Quartet feat. Lina Nyberg Nico Lohmann Silke Eberhard “Dalarna“ (Double Moon Records)

„Den signade dag“ from „Dalarna“ on „Lira: Lyssna. Ljudspår till #3 2016“ (Lira, SE 2016)

Birgitta Flick Quartet “Yingying“ (Double Moon Records / “Jazz thing Next Generation“)

Flickstick “Hymn“ (WISMART)

as saxophonist:

Cajsa Zerhouni „Estuary“ (DoMusic)

Antje Rößeler "Stockholm Trio"

Agustin Strizzi „P o r n o g r o o v e Vol. 1“ (electronic release)

Esther Kaiser „Songs of Courage“ (GLM)
guest musician for the songs „Open your Eyes“ and „Revolution“

Cantor Aviv Weinberg & Z’lil schel bet haskala, Jazz goes Synagogue (primTON)

Elias Gottstein „VR_Lust“ (LP)
guest musician for the song „Tier“

Lewin-Landgren-Björänge Trio “It‘s Freedom“, live at Memorial Church, Berlin (EJK Records)
guest musician for the song “Verleih uns Frieden gnädiglich“

Nico Lohmann Quintett “Merging Circles“ (UNIT Records)

Nico Lohmann Quintett “Miraculum“ (UNIT Records)

Robert Keßler Go·ya “Yasmin“ (yvp music)

Christof Griese’s JayJayBeCe “20 Jahre JayJayBeCe“ (BIT)

Berliner Jugendjazzorchester “Berlin – Los Angeles“ (Phonector)

Guest Composition:
25 years JayJayBeCe – live at Schlot (Bellheim) (“Yingying“)

Music Engraving:
Andreas Schmidt “slow motion emotion“ (NRW)

Transcriptions for:
Musik für Saxophonquartett [Vol. 1] (BIT)

Article “Zur Macht des Augenblicks: Fünf Kompositionen und ihre Aufführungspraxis“ in cooperation with Dr. Hanno Depner, published in:
“Macht und Reflexion: Deutsches Jahrbuch Philosophie. Band 6“, Hastedt, H. (Hg.), Felix Meiner Verlag, Hamburg 2016

Tags Free Jazz, Modern Jazz, Crossover