Alexandrina

Alexandrina

 Bucharest, Bucureşti, ROU
BandPopAlternative

Walking on the thin line between underground and mainstream, with a fabulous voice and great sensibility, Alexandrina became one of the most important Romanian artists

Biography

Alexandrina Hristov was Born on 5 May 1978 in Chi?inau, Republic of Moldova in a family of artists. Her father, Victor Hristov, was a painter, while her mother was passionate by acting and singing. She started playing the piano and composing her own songs at 8 years.

She graduated from the Academy of Music, Theatre and Fine Arts in Chi?inau and has beautifully combined music, painting and poetry in her work, since then. In 2005 she played a main part in Paul Cuzuioc's movie "Trois femmes de Moldavie", whose soundtrack also included some of Alexandrina's songs. After finishing the movie she moved together with her family in Romania and she started to perform in a series of concerts in Cafe Deko in Bucharest.

In 2009, Alexandrina released her first album, "Omul de lut"("The Clay Man") which included songs such as "Printre flori"("Among flowers"), "Roule le taxi", "Maria (de leagan)"("Maria (lullaby)"). Alexandrina was said to have a special voice and approach. Over the past years Alexandrina has sung at Garâna Jazz Festival, Pe?tera Bolii Festival and Transilvania International Film Festival and appeared at several Romanian TV shows on Pro TV, TVR1 and Antena1 channels. She gained most of the fans through the Internet and peer-to-peer networks, since she refuses commercial promotion of her work.

Alexandrina sings in Romanian, French and Russian. Although her style would be difficult to situate into a single music genre, it is influienced by acoustic music, rock music, jazz music and soul music with innovative elements in both her songs and lyrics. Though she is sometimes accompanied by other instrumental performers during her concerts, her beautiful solo voice-and-piano live performances are perhaps most notable. Among the artists who influienced Alexandrina's style are PJ Harvey, BjĂśrk, Morcheeba, and, above all, Tori Amos, with whom she believes she has in common the joy of playing the piano and the sensitivity of her lyrics, which may at times seem senseless.

Discography

Om de lut (2009)