Elina Duni Elina Duni

Born into an artistic family in Tirana, Albania, in 1981, Elina Duni made her first steps on the stage as a singer aged five, singing for National Radio and Television.

In 1992, after the fall of the communist regime, she settled in Geneva, Switzerland, with her mother, where she started studying classical piano and thereafter discovered jazz.

She went on to study on the jazz programme at the Hochschule der Künste in Bern. During this time, she formed the Elina Duni Quartet with Colin Vallon on piano, Patrice Moret on double bass and Norbert Pfammatter on drums. This represented a return to her musical roots, a combination of Balkan folk songs and jazz.

After two albums, “Baresha” (2008) and “Lume Lume” (2010), both on Meta Records, the quartet went on to release for ECM in 2012, “Matanë Malit” (Beyond the Mountain) and in 2015, “Dallëndyshe” (Swallow), which were praised by the wider European media for their lightness as well as their subtle manner of exploring Albanian folklore.

In 2014, Elina Duni released her first album as a singer-songwriter in Kosovo and Albania, entitled “Muza e Zezë” (The Black Muse).

In 2017 Elina Duni was one of the recipient of the Swiss Music Prize and started two new projects: - A duo with the highly acclaimed london guitarist Rob Luft

- “Aksham” a quintet featuring pianist Marc Perrenoud and trumpet player David Enhco

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Elina Duni Concerts

Date Detail Price
Jan31Fri
Elina Duni And Rob Luft
Vortex Jazz Club
London, UK
£15
Feb9Sun
Elina Duni
Moods
Zurich, Switzerland
Feb10Mon
Elina Duni, Carte Blanche
Moods
Zurich, Switzerland
Feb11Tue
Elina Duni
Moods
Zurich, Switzerland

Albums by Elina Duni

Album Partir by Elina Duni

Partir

ECM Records
2018

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Album Dallëndyshe by Elina Duni

Dallëndyshe

ECM Records
2015

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Album Matane Malit by Elina Duni

Matane Malit

ECM Records
2012

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Baresha

Divine Records
2008

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