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Nina Feldgrill is the winner of Ö1 Jazz Stipendium 2024

Nina Feldgrill, the versatilely talented bassist, was crowned the seventh winner of the prestigious Ö1 Jazz Scholarship on April 30th at Jazzit in Salzburg, as part of a concert evening. The 24-year-old musician, born and raised in Vienna, impressed the high-caliber jury with her exceptional talent. She will receive a two-year full scholarship at JAM MUSIC LAB Private University and an album production with Quinton Records.

Specializing in the six-string electric bass, Nina Feldgrill garnered recognition not only for her technical virtuosity but also for her creative approach to the genre. She joins the ranks of great musicians who successfully earned this scholarship in previous years: Robert Unterköfler (2018), Lukas Aichinger (2019), Constanze Friedel (2020), Madeleine Kaindl (2021), Alan Bartuš (2022), and Andreas Varady (2023).The jury, consisting of prominent figures such as guitarist Wolfgang Muthspiel, US producer Jeff Levenson, and Ö1 Jazz editor Andreas Felber, honored Feldgrill's impressive musical performance and her great potential.

Nina FeldgrillNina Feldgrill is no stranger to the Austrian jazz scene. Throughout her career, she has collaborated with renowned figures such as Thomas Kugi, Herwig Gradischnig, and Oliver Gattringer. It's worth mentioning her father, Werner Feldgrill, who was her first teacher and one of her earliest musical supporters. In 2023, she completed a musical degree under Uli Langthaler at the Music and Arts Private University of Vienna. She is a versatile musician active and successful in various formations. She is a member of the Art-Pop band Viberqueen led by Magdalena Hahnkamper and the All-Female-Funk-&-Soul-Band Planet Yoni led by Australian saxophonist Alana Mcpherson. She is also working on a new project with Iranian singer Emma Robatjazy. As a composer and bandleader, she has also established her own Jazz Fusion quartet called River.

With her immense talent and innovative approach to jazz, Nina Feldgrill has a bright future ahead of her. Her victory at the Ö1 Jazz Scholarship is not only a reward for her past achievements but also a promising outlook for what is yet to come. The Austrian jazz scene is fortunate to have such a promising artist among its ranks.


Ö1 TalentebörseThe Ö1 Jazz Scholarship, awarded since 2018, is a collaboration between the radio station Ö1 and JAM MUSIC LAB Private University. It is part of the "Ö1 Talentebörse" and supports outstanding young jazz artists. Musicians up to the age of 28, who either hold Austrian citizenship or whose main residence is in Austria, were eligible to apply.ö1

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Authored on May 2nd, 2024