Nina Stiller

Nina Stiller

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"FRILING" (Springtime) Recital of popular Jewish songs and electronic sounds. A marriage of traditional Jewish culture with modern music........."IN HER EYES" Jewish songs from aucient through modern Israel, in Hebrew, Yiddish, Polish, Aramaic and Ymenite dialect. Played in jazz/ethnic stylization.

Biography

NINA STILLER- Professional songstress, also cast on stage and in films as a dancer and actress. Born June 2nd, 1964, in Swider near Warsaw, Poland. For ten years she played competitory handball, and has become goalkeeper in Poland’s national representation. A grave accident at training ended her sport career in 1984. She is a very special vocal artist who can aspire to original style and unique personality, in the fields of ethno/folk/jazz/electro & club/pop/cabaret music. She performs in Poland and abroad, mostly giving her recitals, as her own stage director, author of scenarios, and choreographer. Studied non-classical singing at the postgraduate four-year Frederic Chopin Musical School in Warsaw, 1985-89. Also completed a three-year study of pantomime at the Jewish Theatre, Warsaw, in 1990. Her inimitable appearance, dramatical expression, and stage image have been repeatedly appreciated and awarded at leading Polish artistic events, festivals and contests. The very diversified repertoire of her recitals and para-theatrical shows is prepared by herself and her husband, the eminent writer and translator Robert Stiller. Beside Polish, French and German sources, she amply draws from the world’s inexhaustible Jewish tradition, which has dominated several past years in her programs. She sings in Yiddish, Hebrew, Polish, Aramaic and the Yemenite dialect. Her album "NINA STILLER" was recorded in collaboration with leading producers of Polish electronic music: Agimem Dzeljilji and Magierskim, published by EMI Music Poland, and nominated in 2007 for the "FRYDERYK 2006" award in the ethno-folk category, which is the highest prize of Poland’s Academy of honography.

Her collaborators:
• In acting, the film & theatre directors: Andrzej Wajda, Leszek Wosiewicz, Adam Hanuszkiewicz, Andrzej Rozhin, Jan Szurmiej, Roman Polanski, Jerzy Kawalerowicz, Wieslaw Komasa, Pinchas Passini, Zdzislaw Hejduk.
• On musical stage and in entertainment, the composers: Zygmunt Konieczny, Jerzy Satanowski, Janusz Tylman, Marek Sart, Julian Kaszycki.
• In Polish jazz, the musicians: Robert Majewski, Andrzej Jagodzinski, Zbigniew Wegehaupt, Henryk Miskiewicz, Czarek Konrad, Adam Pulacz, Czeslaw Bartkowski, Artur Dudkiewicz.
• In clasical and cabaret music, the musicians: Paul Zin of New York, Marek Wronski, Wojciech Kaleta, Marek Walawender.
• In electronic music, the producers: Agim Dzeljilji, Tomasz Janiszewski-Magiera.

Festivals and awards:
• The Grand Prix In 1988. Still a student of the musical school, she won it at the IXth yearly all-Polish Contest in Professional Actors’ Singing in Wroclaw, for her original interpretation of a Jewish song; also won a sojourn in Paris.
• I Prize In 1992. She was awarded it at the IInd Paris-Varsovie Contest in French Songs in Warsaw, for her original interpretation of Edith Piaf songs.
• I Prize In 1999. She sang in Yiddish and Polish to win it at the IInd all-Polish Contest in Jewish Songs in Warsaw; a sojourn in Israel was part of the award she had won.
• "Special Award for Suggestive Stage Creation" in 2003. She was awarded it at the VIth Folk Music Festival "New Tradition", Polish Radio.
• In 2007 her album "NINA STILLER" published by EMI Music Poland was nominated to the "FRYDERYK 2006" award in the ethno-folk category, which is the highest prize of Poland’s Academy of Phonography.
• In March 2007 album "NINA STILLER" was took the 12th place on the international hit list of World Music Charts Europe

Recitals:
• "CONJUGATION" (KONIUGACJA), her own musical program to the texts by Polish poets, jointly performed with Joanna Kurowska in Poland from 1989 on, in Poland and France.
• "RAISINS AND ALMONDS" (RODZYNKI Z MIGDA£AMI), her individual musical performance of Jewish songs in Polish and Yiddish, with her own scenario and choreography, from 1993 on, in Poland and abroad.
• "MEA CULPA", her individual recital of Edith Piaf’s songs, with musical arrangement by the jazzman Robert Majewski, sung in Polish translations by Robert Stiller, played by leading Polish jazz musicians, from 1992 on.
• "IN HER EYES" (W JEJ OCZACH"), an individual music show consisting of Jewish songs in Yiddish, Polish, Hebrew, Yemenite and Aramaic, sung and danced to her own choreography. Played by jazz band in ethnic stylization. First shown at the Festival of Jewish Culture, Cracow 2000.
• "FRILING" (SPRING), an author’s recital of popular Yiddish pre-war, occupation, and post-war songs, sung in the Yiddish original, with musical arrangement by Agim Dzeljilji & Magierski, in new sound of electronic music, 2006.

Films:
• Singing and dancing part of a Jewish singer in the Warsaw Ghetto, in "Korczak" by Andrzej Wajda, 1990.
• Singing episode of a doctor’s wife in "Cynga" by Leszek Wosiewicz, 1991.
• Episodic part of a patrician’s wife in "Quo Vadis" by Jerzy Kawalerowicz, 2000.
• Episodic part in "Pianist" by Roman Polanski, 2002.

Theatre:
•Singer in "Zapolska, Zapolska" by Hanuszkiewic

Discography

"NINA STILLER" - EMI Music Poland/Pomaton EMI 2006

Set List

Recital "FRILING"

1. MAYN SHTETE£E BE£Z
2. FRILING
3. RIVKE
4. TSHIRI BIM
5. PAPIROSN
6. A BIS£ ZUN
7. MAZ£
8. ROZHINKES MIT MAND£EN
9. SHEYN VI DI LEVUNE

Recital "IN HER EYES"

1. CUR MANATI
2. EREC ZAWAT CHALAW UDEWASZ
3. JAD ANUGA
4. CHALIL LI
5. NIGN ATIK
6. CUR MISZELO
7. ABI ME ZEJT ZICH
8. ROZHINKES MIT MANDLEN
9. OVNT LID
10. ANI MA'AMIN
11. ATA ECHAD