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Isabel Sörling is a vocal improviser, composer and musician, born in Ulricehamn in Sweden 1987.

She’s an artist who freely navigates the boundaries between improvisation, folk, and avant-garde, blending vulnerability with mastery.

In March 2020 she released her third studio album “MARELD” on the french indie label IKI Records and was awarded with the French music prize "Victories du Jazz" Artist Vocal 2021.

Isabel has released three records under her own name; A feather from a human (2011), Something came with the sun (2013 - produced by Ibrahim Maalouf) and most recently MARELD. She is now in preparation for two new albums and currently leading three projects under her name (Mareld, Mareld Grand Format and Acoustic Chamber).

Based in Paris since a few years back, she's been touring with musicians from Europe on the jazz and improvised scene. (Paul Lay, Airelle Besson Quartet, Cabaret Contemporarian, Fabrizio Rat, Paul Anquez, Lovisa Samuelsson, Guilhem Flouzat, Anne Paceo, Julien Deprez, Cirque Farouche, James Thierre and more...)

She also co-lead the two Scandinavian experimental groups Soil Collectors and Farvel for several years. The latter was widely acclaimed by European critics and was selected for the "12 points" festival and won "Young Nordic Jazz Comets" in 2012.  In the fall of 2016, she was acclaimed by The Guardian newspaper as one of the five most influential contemporary jazz musicians in Europe.

Isabel has a bachelor in improvised music from the Academy of Music and Drama of Göteborg in Sweden. She specialized in improvisation and experimental jazz at the Conservatoire National Superieur du Musique et Danse of Paris. In 2010 she founded the sextet ”Farvel” in 2010, which received widespread acclaim by music critics, who defined them as one of the most interesting groups of young jazz musicians in Scandinavia.

As a composer, Isabel Sörling has written “Mörka Hav” for Stockholm Jazz festival and “Glömd Horisont I,II” and “A dream I, II, III” commissioned by FSJ (The association of Swedish Jazz Musicians) for string quartet and jazz quartet, broadcasted by the Swedish National Radio in 2018. She’s has aslo composed the music for the long feature film "Orso".

Furthermore, Isabel has sung on the two documentaries "HUMAN" "WOMAN" (Yann Arthus Bertrand/Armand Amar) and "TERRA" (Yann Arthus Bertrand, Michael Pitiot/Armand Amar) and in the dance performance "Vertikal" (Mourad Merzouki/Cie Käfig).
Isabel is also featuring on several series, movies, short films. (Une chance de trop, Mia and the white lion, Jusqu'au Dernier, Le congrès, Maman a tort, Foreign Soil, Donne moi des ailes, Marona's fantastic tale, Marche avec les loups and more...)


Électron libre de la musique, c’est auprès du public français qu’Isabel Sörling trouve sa voix. Après un premier album folk et pop produit par Ibrahim Maalouf, Something Came With The Sun, l’artiste, née en 1987, multiplie les collaborations avec d’autres artistes de la planète jazz (Ibrahim Maalouf, Cabaret Contemporain, Paul Lay, Airelle Besson...) ou des musiques plus expérimentales. Elle ne lâche pas pour autant son goût pour les musiques pop-folk et populaire. Son nouvel album, MARELD, mêle à l’envi ses envies et ses influences multiples, un opus de pop tribale et synthétique, salué unanimement par la presse et récompensé par les Victoires de Jazz dans la catégorie " Artiste vocal " en 2021.

Credits Simon Tailleu