Saxophone artist Noa Mick brings a fresh and unique sound to the contemporary music world. Using interdisciplinary collaborations such as video artists and sound engineers, innovative concepts and leading composers, she interprets contemporary music in her way. Noa’s performances build a musical bridge between herself and the audience, introducing and connecting them to the world of contemporary music.
Being a musical entrepreneur, Noa founded several ensembles, including classical and contemporary music ensemble Nishi Duo (saxophone-piano), and contemporary music ensembles Contrio (saxophone-percussion-piano), and Ensemble du Bout du Monde (saxophone quartet). These perform in France, Switzerland, Israel, and soon premiering in Greece and Croatia.
Noa has collaborated with world class composers such as Simone Movio, Robert Lemay, Paul Mefano, George Aperghis and Carlos Graezer, and is also currently working with young and upcoming composers such as Arash Yazdani, Nicolas Tzortzis, Sina Fallahzadeh and Daniel Cabanzo, graduates of the IRCAM center.
Over the past several years, Noa has been invited to perform in numerous festivals including Tzlil Meudcan festival (Tel-Aviv, Israel), Impromptu I (Chambon-sur-Lignon, France) and Linea Ensemble’s summer academy (Strasbourg, France). Noa will be continuing her ensemble work in upcoming projects in the ONASSIS Cultural Center (Athens, Greece), Selmer-Paris (Paris, France), Toni Areal (Zurich, Switzerland) Johanneskirche (Zurich, Switzerland), Gare du Nord (Basel, Switzerland), and Zwinglikirche (Winterthur, Switzerland).
Among her awards, Noa received first prize in the Sorbonne Young Soloists competition for her solo and Nishi Duo performance, second prize at the Hugo competition in Feldkirch, Austria and First Prize as well as the Best Interpretation prize at the Concours d'Interprétation de la Ville de Boulogne-Billancourt for her performance with Ensemble du Bout du Monde last November.
Noa currently studies in the prestigious Masters of Performance program with Mr. Marcus Weiss with a minors in Contemporary Chamber Music at the Musik Akademie Basel. She completed her bachelor studies at the Pôle supérieur d'Enseignement Artistique Paris Boulogne-Billancourt (PSPBB) in saxophone performance studying with Mr. Jean-Michel Goury, and at the Sorbonne Paris IV University.
During her studies in Paris and Basel, Noa was granted excellence scholarships from the America Israel cultural foundation as well as the Siday Fellowship scholarship, in collaboration with the Jerusalem Institute for Contemporary Music, for her studies in Basel. She was also granted a scholarship from the Musik Akademie Basel.
As an artist in today’s music world, Noa’s goal is to continue performing, creating, and collaborating in chamber music ensembles, as well as with composers and artists of all fields. Noa sees her purpose as an artist to find creative ways to develop today's contemporary music repertoire, and make it relevant for today’s musical scene, and accessible to all audiences.
Noa is signed by artist agency Music N Com as a saxophone artist.