Marcus Weiss is one of the leading international saxophone players of our time. His repertoire includes all epochs of his instrument's short history, from the beginnings in impressionistic France to the present. He is passionate about establishing the saxophone as a solo instrument in today's classical music world. He regularly plays the great - and unfortunately often neglected - saxophone concertos and has played a crucial role in increasing the repertoire for the saxophone with numerous premieres of new works. These include works by Georges Aperghis, Vykintas Baltakas, Jörg Birkenkötter, John Cage, Aldo Clementi, Beat Furrer, Stefano Gervasoni, Vinko Globokar, Erhard Grosskopf, Manuel Hidalgo, Toshio Hosokawa, Michael Jarrell, Hanspeter Kyburz, Jô Kôndô, Helmut Lachenmann, Detlev Müller-Siemens, Giorgio Netti, Brice Pauset, Salvatore Sciarrino, Elliott Sharp, Mauricio Sotelo, Walter Zimmermann and many other composers.