Birgitta Flick is a Berlin based improviser and composer. 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 Berlin, Stockholm and New York City. As a sidewoman she works with e.g. Pål Nyberg’s ensemble 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 and has cooperated with instrumental ensembles such as LUX:NM (DE) or Aulus Duo (GB) and choirs such as Vokalensemblen i Sundbyberg (SE) or Jugendchor der Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin (DE). Concert tours and festival appearances have taken Birgitta Flick to several European countries, the US, Bahrain and the Middle East. From 2015-2023 she served as artistic director for the concert series InSpirit at Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtnis-Kirche in Berlin.
Birgitta Flick’s artistic work is documented and presented on numerous CD and LP productions and has been supported by e.g. the Berlin senate, the country of Berlin/UdK, Initiative Musik gGmbH, Musikfonds, JazzBaltica Förderpreis and the Goethe-Institut.
In 2022 her piece Nocturne for three-part treble choir to words by Edith Södergran was published by Gehrmans Förlag in the series #swedichchoralmusic, a collaboration between Gehrmans Förlag and the Swedish Society of Composers.
Since 2021 she is a doctoral student in the artistic research program at mdw, Vienna.
Birgitta Flick is available as a teacher for subjects related to saxophone, improvisation, composition and music theory/ear training in Berlin and online. She is also very experienced in transcribing music and in music engraving. More information and work samples on request.
Releases & publications:
Birgitta Flick Quartet “Miniatures & Fragments” (Double Moon Records/Challenge)
Carol Liebowitz / Birgitta Flick Duo “Malita-Malika” (Leo Records)
Birgitta Flick Quartet “Color Studies” (Double Moon Records/Challenge)
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)
Nico Lohmann Quintett “Jazz it is” (AJazz)
Agustin Strizzi 5t “Vol. 2” (EP)
Antje Rößeler “Love’s Darknesses) (GAM Music, guest musician)
Pål Nyberg “Lowlands” (AMP Music & Records)
Antje Rößeler “Stockholm Trio (WismART, guest musician and composer)
Cajsa Zerhouni “Estuary” (DoMusic)
Uwe Steinmetz “In Spirit” (EJK Records)
Agustin Strizzi “P*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)
25 years JayJayBeCe – live at Schlot (Bellheim) (“Yingying“)
Nocturne (Gehrmans Musikförlag)
Andreas Schmidt “slow motion emotion“ (NRW)
Musik für Saxophonquartett [Vol. 1] (BIT)
Du har lärt mig att lyssna: En undersökning av genomsläpplighet i komposition. Master thesis, KMH Stockholm, 2020. Read here (Language: Swedish).
Zur Macht des Augenblicks: Fünf Kompositionen und ihre Aufführungspraxis. Article in cooperation with Dr. Hanno Depner in Macht und Reflexion: Deutsches Jahrbuch Philosophie. Band 6. Hastedt, H. (Ed.). Hamburg: Felix Meiner Verlag, 2016.