«Mit ausserordentlicher Schärfe kreiert die Sängerin, Komponistin und Multi-Instrumentalistin Andrina Bollinger ihre persönliche Form der musikalischen Interpunktion. Ob mit ihrem Soloprojekt oder in diversen Kollaborationen – mittles der virtuosen Präzision, mit der sie ihre Stimme einsetzt, ihrer Freude an rhythmischen Experimenten sowie ihrer erfrischenden Präsenz, bereichert sie uns mit einer aussergewöhnlichen und kontrastreichen Performance.»
Musiker*innenrat Moods Zürich
BOBBY SPARKS AT THE ZKB JAZZPREIS 2020 (ST. VINCENT, SNARKY PUPPY, RAY CHARLES, MARCUS MILLER AND MORE)
«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
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 (2010-2020) & JPTR and her work as a composer for theatre, film & dance, Andrina focuses fully on her solo-project and released her debut-album "Secret Seed" on the 14.10.2022, published by Mouthwatering Records. A stunning singer-songwriter opus full of folk, indie, electronica, and jazz inflections, the music was self-produced by Bollinger in collaboration with David Odlum (Sam Smith, Glen Hansard and others).
Her next EP "Pleasure & Pain" is set for October 23.
Andrina was invited to show her solo work at the M4Music Festival Zurich, Winterthurer Musikfestwochen, Istituto Svizzero Roma, Cully Jazz Festival, Café de la danse Paris, Dampfzentrale Bern and at Moods Zurich to name a few and received three Carte Blanches from the Moods Club in Zurich 2022, 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 2023, Andrina made musical direction for the piece "das Leben des Galileo Galilei" at Schauspielhaus Zurich as well as was responsible for the music on stage.
Furthermore in 2021, Andrina wrote & produced the soundtrack for the Swiss documentary "Harald Naegeli - der Sprayer von Zürich" as well as spoke as the off-voice through the german version of the movie.
In Mai 2018, June 2019 & May 2020 Andrina collaborated with LAB junges Theater Zürich on three theatre plays at Theater Neumarkt, Kulturmarkt and Zirkusquartier in Zurich. In "Träumt ein Wal vom Menschsein“, Andrina got asked to write the music & create the sound design for it as well as be part of the performance. The piece was an analysis of the future, thinking about the difference between humans and androids. "Mini Stadt" was a piece about space and property, the development of the city of Zurich and gentrification. "Whatever Love means" was looking for answers about the concept of love through feminist comics, alernative relationship-models and self-experience.
Together with Marena Whitcher, Andrina was active in their Performance-Pop-Duo Eclecta from 2010-2020. They released their Debut-Album „A symmetry“ in May 2016, the second album "Open Other Doors" followed in October 2020. Both albums 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, followed by two EPs in 2018 and 2021. 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.
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
From 2019-2022, Andrina taught bachelor and master-students at the WIAM Winterthurer Institut für aktuelle Musik in singing lessons and sightreading classes and is currently teaching at MKZ Musikschule Konservatorium Zurich.
2022 Carte Blanche Moods Zurich
2021 Freiburger Leiter Förderpreis of the IKF Freiburg for Andrina Bollinger solo
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
|Montreux Jazz Festival
Urban Spree Berlin
|August 22||Stadtsommer Zurich|
|March 22||M4Music Festival Zurich|
|May 21||Istituto Svizzero Roma, Solo|
|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|