Brooke Fraser, Francesca Battistelli, Sara Bareilles
@2013 Christina bollendorff. Song written by Christina Bollendorffand Daniel Spirovski. keyboards/programming/percussion/bass; Daniel Spirovski. Drums; Mark Henman. Bass; Chris Pearson. Guitars; Chris Palmer. Backing Vocals;
John Mayor, Christina Aguillera, kelly clarkson
Christina Bollendorff is a gifted singer-songwriter; her voice has a warmth and sweetness which captures the listener, together with her ability to pen catchy tunes that are personal and relatable. Her flowing, soothing voice delivers inspirational songs which forever resonate in the heart. Her music has been said to lift the spirit with a beautiful presence. Growing up, Christina was constantly surrounded by music. Her parents played together in an Australian bush-music band, her father playing tin whistle and lagerphone and her mother playing violin. Sundays were also a musical affair, where both parents played in the church band, and Christina later followed suit. As a piano student of eight years, she won numerous awards at eisteddfods, including a 1st prize for her original piano composition “Salsa,” and completed her Grade 7 piano exam with Honours. In 2006, at 16 years old, she received a grant from the Sunshine Coast Regional Arts Development Fund to record and produce an EP of six original songs. The CD “My Hope” was received with enthusiasm by friends and family, who helped to spread it amongst wider circles, also receiving radio play. Christina graduated from Year 12 in 2007, and then went on to study Aged Care and to work in a nursing home in 2008-09, while she continued singing lessons and prepared to audition at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music. In September 2009 she attended her audition in Brisbane and was accepted into the Bachelor of Music, majoring in Classical Voice. The next three years involved intense training in operatic performance, vocal technique, music theory, aural studies and music literature. Also, during her time at the Conservatorium she collaborated with music technology student and composer David Bruggmann to record their dance track “Not Gonna Stop.” Christina graduated with Distinction in her voice major, in December last year. This year she is continuing to pursue her dream of becoming a successful singer-songwriter and performer. She has recently finished recording her demo CD “Gonna Be Alright” which she launched at “Easterfest” in Toowoomba, and she has begun performing around Brisbane with a talented group of musicians also from the Conservatorium of Music. She also performs together with Brazilian guitarist and percussionist Guilherme de Oliveira. She has a new video promo about working in the recording studio with producer Daniel Spirovski and about her goals as an artist. Please contact Christina on her Facebook page or website for more information, for details on upcoming performances or to buy her new CD. Christina would love to hear from you!