Photographer: Josef Gallauer ©

Zurbrügg Christina

General Information

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Born in Kiental, Bernese Oberland, Switzerland.
Singer, yodeler, musician, filmmaker. Came to Vienna in 1984 after a long stay in South America to study acting and classical singing. Ever since living as a freelance artist in Vienna.

 

She is known for her musical theater productions based on the Spanish poet F. G. Lorca. Zurbrügg's focus lies infolk music. She filmed a documentary with the title "Orvuse On Oanwe" about the last doodlers in Vienna, where she also found her own roots.

Education

PeriodEducationInstrumentTeacherEducation OrganisationLocation

studies in acting and classical singing

Activities

PeriodActivityOrganisationLocation
1998

concept of the cycle "voices": world premiere

2001

performances at several international music festivals in Austria, Switzerland and Germany

2002

on tour in Mexico with "wienerlied & jodel-chill"

2004

live music project "yodel 'n' bass" - yodel meets modern beats

2008

China- and Indonesia-tour as a yodel soloist with the orchestra "Symphonia Vienna", conductor: H.P. Manser

2008

ever since concerts in Austria, Switzerland and Italy

2011

ever since teacher for yodel classes

Performances (Selection)

PeriodPerformanceCompositionOrganisationLocation
1996

"Town without doors"

1997

"Dancing Marilyn"

1998

film presentation of "Orvuse on Oanwe – Vienna's last doodlers", director: Christina Zurbrügg

2004

live music-project "yodel 'n' bass" – yodel meets modern beats

Commissions (Selection)

PeriodCommissionCompositionCommissioner (Organisation)Commissioner (Person)
2002

composed the film music and directed "In Out"

2002

film music for "Drei Buddhisten - vier Wahrheiten"

2002

film music for "Skifahren in Kitzbühel"

2003

film music for "Beziehungsweise Freundschaft"

2006

theater music for "Bambiland" by Elfriede Jelinek

2006

film music and book for "Bleiben oder Gehen"

2008

film music and book for "Halbzeit"

2009

film music for "To The End Of Love"

2011

film music for "Bleiben oder Gehen"

Awards

PeriodAwardCompositionAwarding Organisation
2003

annual scholarship for composition

2009

Nomination of "Halbzeit" for the "Rose d'Or"

Press Reviews

2005

Currently she is the most attractive Switzerland export, sweeter than Toblerone: Christina Zurbrügg, the blond curly rapper from the Bernese Oberland. With exotic Schwyzerdütsch she seduces her audience in "Christls Wunderwelt" - the title of her new CD. The bandwidth of the singer, actress, author and filmmaker is most fascinating - from yodeling and doodeling to tango, rap and pop. All together a musical universe that no mountain, no matter how high it is, can limit. A wonderland which is it is worthwhile to be fathomed not only acoustically.

Die Presse (Irene Hanappi)
http://www.zurbruegg.cc/artikel_presse_de.html

Discography, Projects

Discography:

  • 2013: Doodle it
  • 2013: Orvuse on Oanwe - Servus in Wien DVD/book
  • 2010: Registerwechsel
  • 2009: Best of Yodel 99-09
  • 2007: Jetzt
  • 2005: Lorca & More - Best Of Spanish 1990-2005
  • 2002: Christl's Wunderwelt
  • 2002: Tai Chill (with zurbrügg & hudecek)
  • 1999: Äs chönnti alls ganz anders sii …
  • 1995: Ciudad sin sueñs - Vertonungen aus dem Werk von F.G. Lorca
  • 1992: Sonnenuntergang (with Café de Chinitas)
  • 1991: Erschrocken (with the Orchester Rudi Fuchs)
  • 1990: A Butten voll Kinder, an rotzigen Mann
  • 1990: Spanische Lieder aus der Volksliedsammlung von F.G. Lorca (with Café de Chinas)