Marcus Weiss, saxophone

The concert program includes solo pieces composed for Weiss himself as well as chamber pieces arranged for the saxophone.

Heike Liss

You can watch a free live stream of the concert on Youtube, 11 November, 19–19:50.

Saxophonist Marcus Weiss, Professor at the Basel Academy of Music, is a renowned interpreter of contemporary art music. Besides the concert Weiss will hold a masterclass for saxophone students at Sibelius Academy. The visit is part of the International Visitor program launched at the Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts in 2019. It complements the regular bachelor’s and master’s studies offered by the Sibelius Academy by inviting artists who represent the highest talent level of their respective fields to come and teach in Finland. The distinguished visiting artists work alongside students and teachers at the Sibelius Academy mainly in periods of one year or two years at a time. The international visitor programme has been supported by the Jane and Aatos Erkko foundation and Jenny and Antti Wihuri foundation.


Marcus Weiss, soprano and alto saxophones
Marko Hilpo, piano
Joonatan Rautiola, baritone saxophone 


  • Nadir Vassena (*1979): „mute materie“ (2017) alttosaksofonille
  • Pavel Haas (1899-1944): Suite op.13 (1939) oboelle ja pianolle (sovitus sopraanosaksofonille ja pianolle)
  • Giorgio Netti (*1963) „affretandosi verso il cnetro della luce risonante“ (1997) sopraanosaksofonille 17’
  • Francis Poulenc (1899-1963) Trio oboelle, fagotille ja pianolle (1926) (sovitus kahdelle saksofonille ja pianolle)

Further information: Joonatan Rautiola

Music – of a more recent variety

The students of the Sibelius Academy perform in over 700 concerts each year. The concerts of the internationally renowned academy open doors for future top artists and offer unforgettable experiences.


11.11.2021 at 19:00 – 19:50


Helsinki Music Centre

Töölönlahdenkatu 16

00100 Helsinki



Free admission

Further information

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