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Grettch

Composer.Singer.Producer

I'm Grettch. My music journey starts with my mom's memory of having a singing 8 month old child. She says I was born with big lungs, because of how loud I would cry as a baby. I think we all do have big lungs, is how we use them that brings magic into the world! My first instrument was piano. I was shy as a kid and I struggled to express myself publicly. Piano felt comfortable and melodic, full of music. So I joined the Austral University of Chile Conservatory and studied classical piano performance. I loved piano, yet I couldn't perform in public. My first challenge with music was clear and I couldn't overcome it. I quit classical music and learned guitar on my own. I decided to give it a go with singing and pushed myself to perform. Sometimes it went well, sometimes fear got the best out of me, still, I did not give up on my dream and that is why I am here today able of offering help and guidance to those who struggle like I did.

My first shout on finding independence as a singer was to join Sound Engineering Bachelor degree at Universidad de Chile. I wanted to fully be involved in music, recording studios and performing. The engineering was very difficult for me and my teachers and colleagues would strongly encourage me to change to a music major. I followed half of their advice and I transferred to Berklee College of Music where I graduated with a Bachelor in Arts in Professional Music. At Berklee I found my voice as my main instrument. I found my lyric writing skills and opened the door to songwriting. I discovered my passion for composing and recording.

I had the greatest opportunity to learn Voice from grammy winning artist Paula Cole, from Indie Rock Singer Janie Barnet, and Grammy nominated singer Annette Philipp. I shared stages with grammy winning artist such as A.R.Rahman and Jacob Collier. I dived deeper into world music and started my vocal practice in hindustani classical singing with Namami Karmakar.

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I've performed with different music acts and my personal projects in Boston, Vermont, Washington DC, New York City, Valdivia,Paris and Berlin.

 

During Covid, I was living in Brooklyn. It was so difficult to sustain a living without gigs I decided to explore composing songs utilizing poems as material. This led me to engage with sound exploration and found myself stuck. I enrolled into a Master in Arts in creative production in Music and moved to Berlin since three years ago. I graduated from the program, fully engaged with electro acoustic music composition and multichannel composition for an Octophonic Sound System.

I formed a duo Hiroki Grin and perform experimental music in Berlin nowadays.

I also didn't leave my passion for singing and songwriting behind and joined a berlin based band Moriah Plaza where I'm the lead singer and guitarist. We are recording a second EP. Cool isn't it?

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