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«Eine Stimme mit einer solchen Dringlichkeit und Überzeugungskraft wie die von Bollinger findet man in der Schweiz, in der Zurückhaltung eine Tugend ist, nur selten. Erfrischend unverfroren, unverschämt, frech, verspielt und unhelvetisch extrovertiert. Ausserirdisch? Wie ein Wesen von einem anderen Stern, oder Planeten.» 

STEFAN KÜNZLI, AARGAUER ZEITUNG 2017

Musical Projects

Multifaceted Vocalist, composer and multiinstrumentalist Andrina Bollinger (1991) has never shied away from exploring and pushing sonic boundaries, playing with contrasts and creating from different musical genres.

Besides close collaborations with her Avant-Pop Duos Eclecta JPTR and her work as a composer for theatre, Andrina’s soloistic path focuses more on the strength in the fine, reduced and quiet structures.
Allowing herself to be driven by instinct and embracing the simplicity and rawness of the voice, she’s guiding the listener through a caleidoscopic sound spectrum and her joy for rhythmical experiments.

Andrina was invited to show her solo work at the Cully Jazz Festival, Café de la danse Paris, Dampfzentrale Bern and at Moods Zurich to name a few and received two Carte Blanches from the Bee-Flat Club in Bern 2020 and the Residency “Live in Vevey” 2019.

Besides her own projects, she has collaborated with Erik Truffaz (album "Lune Rouge" 2019), Michael Flury (Flury and the Nuborns"), Dave Eleanor (album “Amour Fou”) and Ingrid Lukas Choir (Album „Silver Secrets“).

In Mai 2018 & June 2019, Andrina collaborated with LAB junges Theater Zürich on two theatre plays at Theater Neumarkt Zurich & Kulturmarkt Zurich. She got asked to write the music & create the sound design for it as well as be part of the performance. "Träumt ein Wal vom Menschsein“ is an analysis of the future and the difference between humans and androids. "Mini Stadt" is a piece about space and property, the development of the city of Zurich and gentrification. They’re currently working on a new project together that will take place at Zirkusquartier Zurich in June 2020.

Together with Marena Whitcher, Andrina writes for her Performance-Pop-Duo Eclecta and released their Debut-Album „A symmetry“ in May 2016. The Album met with great approval in the national and international Jazz/Pop Scene and has led to cooperation with the Berlin based Booking Agency Handshake-Booking. Eclecta played shows in Germany, Switzerland, Italy and Russia/Siberia.

With her Art Pop Duo JPTR, she released a song plus videoclip on every fullmoon in 2016. Their Debut-Album was released in April 2017. JPTR played at renowned festivals like Schaffhauser Jazzfestival, M4Music Zurich and Pod Ring Biel and got featured in international blogs like XLR8R (US, FAMEmagazine (UK), Brooklyn Radio (US), Kaltblut (DE), Intro Mag (DE) and many more.
JPTR’s Videoclip for their song "Master Babe“ was nominated for „Best Swiss Video-Clip 2016“ and was screened at the „Solothurner-Filmtage". 

In 2014, Andrina took part in „Common Stage“, a four week interdisciplinary collaboration in Hong Kong with the Hong Kong Acadamey for Performing Arts (HKAPA) and the ZHdK.

photo by Sonja Berta, 2019

Education

Andrina holds a Master Degree of Arts in Music Pedagogy & Performance (Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (ZHdK), 2015) where she had the opportunity to study with teachers/musicians like Marianne Racine, Andreas Schaerer, Lisette Spinnler, Chris Wiesendanger & Joy Frempong.

She took Workshops and Masterclasses with Jay Clayton (USA), Bugge Wesseltoft (NOR), Christian Zehnder (CH), Rose Ann RAD Kirsch (USA) & Becca Stevens (USA) just to name a few.

Since 2018, she’s taking lessons with the Argentinian Singer Eugenia Visconti in Berlin

Work

Andrina is currently teaching bachelor and master-students at the WIAM (Winterthurer Institut für aktuelle Musik) in singing lessons and sightreading classes.

Prices/Grants

2020 FINALE ZKB Jazzpreis Andrina Bollinger solo

2020 Förderpreis of the canton of Zurich for her project Eclecta

2020 Carte Blanche Bee-Flat Bern

2019 Carte Blanche "Live in Vevey"

2018 "Get Going" prize of the Fondation SUISA for her Project Eclecta

2018 "Atelier-Stipendium Berlin" from the City of Zurich, that allowed her to focus on her creative work from August 2018 until February 2019 and to train her voice with the Argentinean singer Eugenia Visconti.

2013 Scholarship from the Hirschmann-Stiftung for outstanding performance in her Bachelor-Studies

Selected Performances

  Januar 20 Dampfzentrale Bern, Solo
  Nov 19 Café de la Danse Paris, Solo
  October 19 Residency “Live in Vevey”
  June 19 Moods Zurich, Solo
  June 19 Fusion Festival Lärz DE, Eclecta
  June 19 B-Sides Festival Lucern, Eclecta
  April 19 Cully Jazz Festival, Solo
  April 19 Palazzo Trevisan Venice IT, Eclecta
  August 18 Lethargy Zurich, Eclecta
  June 17 Elbjazz Hamburg DE, Eclecta
  June 17 jazzahead! Clubnight DE, Eclecta
  April 17 M4Music Festival Zurich, JPTR
  Mai 17 Jazzfestival Schaffhausen, JPTR
  Sept 16 Loftas Fest Vilnius LIT, JPTR
  July 15 MuzEnergo Russia Tour RU, Eclecta