Biography

Ganna Gryniva is a Berlin-based vocalist, pianist and composer. Devoted to exploring her voice in contemporary music, her diverse output includes work as a bandleader, sidewoman, composer, interdisciplinary performer and improvisor.

Having roots in Siberia, Ukraine, and Germany, Ganna Gryniva aims to bring into play her multicultural background as a means of unveiling her musical identity. Her work as bandleader and composer combines various musical worlds from jazz to folk to classical and experimental music.

Ganna performs regularly with a variety of ensembles and her own groups such as the Ganna Gryniva Ensemble DYKI LYS („Wild Fox“ in Ukrainian), free improv duo JOGA, the international Kenneth Dahl Knudsen Modern Lyric Orchestra, the interdisciplinary project INTERLINK Music & Dance, Ganna´s solo performance with loops and electronica for voice and piano.

Recent highlights include the Germany-wide tour with DYKI LYS in April 2018, sponsored by the Berlin Senate for Culture and Europe, concerts at Gewandhaus Leipzig and Kaisersaal Erfurt, performance at the UNISA Voice Competition in Pretoria, South Africa, in February 2018. In January 2017 Ganna became a singer and composer for the international project CHAUD! invited to write music for a jazz orchestra under the direction of prominent composer and conductor Christoph Cech. This was followed by an album production as well as a tour in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In the same year Ganna was repeatedly awarded the prize of the “Society of Friends and Supporters of the University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar”. In August 2016, Ganna became a finalist at the International Voicingers Competition in Zory, Poland. The debut release tour of her quintet DYKI LYS in April 2016 was sponsored by the Berlin Senate for Culture and Europe.

At the moment Ganna is studying Improvised Voice with Michael Schiefel and Jeff Cascaro at the renowned University of Music Franz Liszt in Weimar. She has studied and worked with prominent artists such as Frank Möbus, Stefan Schulze, Winnie Brückner and jazz greats such as Kenny Werner, Joey Baron, Drew Gress, Marc Copland, Daniel Humair.