Duo Elin-Sakas

Live Act Jazz Minimal Soundtrack - Film ETHNIC Contemporary Classical
Duo Elin-Sakas - Jazz Minimal Soundtrack - Film ETHNIC Contemporary Classical Live Act in Munich

Duo Elin-Sakas Short Info

Christian Elin and Maruan Sakas are two crossover musicians who in forming an exceptional duo have become true kindred spirits. Both musicians are entirely at home in the fields of jazz and classical music, and their love of free improvisation on the one hand and the clarity of classical forms on the other find expression in their compositions.
In their début programme "Some kind of Blues", Elin and Sakas use the whole spectrum of jazz, minimal music, film music and ethnic sound to demonstrate their feel for beautiful harmonies in a simple, untrammelled but profound type of music whose harmonic appeal is intensified by Elin ́s range of instruments - from soprano saxophone to bass clarinet.
Just as many of the duo ́s compositions were often prompted by particular moments in their lives and were felt by the musicians to be special gifts, so too they are intended as gifts for the public.

Christian Elin
 soprano saxophone, bass clarinet

Saxophone and clarinet player Christian Elin was born in Munich in 1976. He regularly performs with leading orchestras such as the Symphonie Orchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks and the Münchener Philharmoniker as solo-saxophonist.
 In 2014 he cooperated with the Bavarian State Opera in the production of "Die Soldaten", which the periodical "Opernwelt" acclaimed as "Opera of the Year".
In 2013 Christian Elin was awarded the Bavarian Young Artist's Award. In 2015 he was invited as artist in residence at the french Festival "1001 Notes" in Limoges and performed his composition "Waves" for soprano saxophone and string orchestra during the world saxophone congress in Strasbourg with the Orchestre Symphonique de Mulhouse.
Two CDs of his compositions, "streaming" and "Back to Yourself", have appeared under the label raccanto/Munich.

Maruan Sakas
 piano


Pianist Maruan Sakas was born in Erlangen in 1985 and since 2004 has been living in Munich, where he first studied Music for the Teaching Profession and subsequently jazz piano under Leonid Chizhik. 
Since 2010 he has been teaching at the Munich Conservatory, where he also leads the salsa band.
In addition to winning several prizes at federal level in "Jugend musiziert", he was also awarded the first prize for song improvisation at the competition for practical piano for music teachers in Weimar in 2008 as well as the prize for young jazz pianists presented by the Steinway-Haus, Munich, in 2010.
He has had scholarships from both the Deutsche Studienstiftung and the Yehudi Menuhin Foundation.
 Maruan Sakas is equally at home in the fields of classical music and jazz as is demonstrated by his wide range of activities as a pianist, music teacher, bandleader, arranger and composer.

Christian Elin and Maruan Sakas are two crossover musicians who in forming an exceptional duo have become true kindred spirits. Both musicians are entirely at home in the fields of jazz and classical music, and their love of free improvisation on the one hand and the clarity of classical forms on the other find expression in their compositions.
In their début programme "Some kind of Blues", Elin and Sakas use the whole spectrum of jazz, minimal music, film music and ethnic sound to demonstrate their feel for beautiful harmonies in a simple, untrammelled but profound type of music whose harmonic appeal is intensified by Elin ́s range of in...

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Duo Elin-Sakas on Tour

  • 10 | 12 | 2016 Schwerin St Paul Church
  • 13 | 12 | 2016 Munich Studio Ackermann
  • 16 | 03 | 2017 Uster/CH Jazzclub
  • 26 | 04 | 2017 Worpswede Podium Worpswede
  • 28 | 04 | 2017 Aichach Sisi-Schloss
  • 08 | 10 | 2017 Roggenburg Bibliothekssaal
  • 22 | 10 | 2017 Erlangen Theater Fifty-Fifty
  • 18 | 11 | 2017 Zoglau Raum für Musik
  • 16 | 03 | 2018 Ismaning Kallmann-Museum

Past Gigs Duo Elin-Sakas

  • 12 | 2016 Olching KOM
  • 12 | 2016 Augsburg University
  • 11 | 2016 Memmingen St Martin Church
  • 10 | 2016 Trostberg Altes Kino
  • 10 | 2016 Fischerhude Fischerhuder Hofkonzerte
  • 10 | 2016 Augsburg St Anton Church
  • 06 | 2016 Gargnano/Italy Lake Garda Festival
  • 06 | 2016 Lyon/France Jazz Festival
  • 01 | 2016 Diedorf EUKITEA
  • 01 | 2016 Munich Künstlerhaus
  • 12 | 2015 Olching KOM
  • 08 | 2015 Le Chalard/France Festival 1001 Notes
  • 08 | 2015 Augsburg St Anton Church
  • 06 | 2015 Munich Giesinger Bahnhof
  • 03 | 2015 Trostberg Altes Kino

Media

  • Video Christian Elin & Maruan Sak...
  • Video 1-2-5
  • Video Christian Elin: Stella Cadente
  • Video Christian Elin: The Scent o...
  • Video Christian Elin & Maruan Sak...
  • Video Johann Sebastian Bach Sonat...

Origin

  • Munich DE

Founded

  • 2014

Members

  • Christian Elin soprano saxophone, bass clarinet
  • Maruan Sakas piano