Andrea Bucko
SK Bratislava – Alternative Pop / Singer/Songwriter / Acoustic / Melodic / Electro-acoustic
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Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder Escape Album 2018
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder Polarity Album 2015
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder In the middle of... Album 2012
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Andrea Bučko is a Slovak singer, pianist, composer, writer and theater director, who studied Theater Directing at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava.

At the moment
she devotes most of her time composing her own songs and playing the piano as well as
She has already released three original CDs (“In The Middle Of…” in 2012, “Polarity” in
2015 and “Escape” in 2018) and all of them have been critically acclaimed in Slovakia and

The latest album „Escape“ is named after a poem by Emily Dickinson that also inspired
Andrea for the songs of her new album. During the time living in Paris, she felt that almost
everyone she met was trying to escape from something, mostly from war – be it the
ghostly war in their own hearts or the very real war in the Middle East. Thanks to artistic
residency Cité des Arts in Paris Andrea met several refugees from countries of the Middle
East who inspired her work.
The album was recorded using mainly acoustic instruments such as harp, violoncello,
accordion or double bass. Often the songs were composed on the spot during those
sessions in a very sincere, spontaneous way with an underlying impressionistic intent.

Andrea mixes jazz, alternative pop, soul and world music with the slovak temperament and
compassion she was born with. Her lyrics (in English, French and Slovak) reflect the
sensitivity and temperament of her original compositions.

Andrea already presented her work all over Europe and, of course, especially in her native
Slovakia. She played at several festivals in Slovakia and abroad (Jazz Days Bratislava and
Znojmo, Kitzee Tanz Festival, Pohoda Festival, Radiohead Awards festival, TEDx
Bratislava, Fête de la musique in Paris, Royal parc festival Brussels, MEA Jazz festival in
Mealhada and many more).
She also created music for various theater productions, directed and worked on several
theater plays and happenings in Bratislava, Martin and Paris.

Thanks to the residency at Cité Internationale des Arts Andrea cooperated with Brazilian
artist Helio Flanders (of the very popular Brazilian band Vanguart). They toured together
and recorded a duet in the process, “When Our Voices Match (Touch Me)”. “Many of my
songs mention distances between two people – always in a different meaning…
prejudices, different cultures, different emotions or just a real geographical distance that
divides people who feel they don´t want to be distant to each other. The longing to connect
is reflected in this song.”
Andrea also cooperated with Slovak Swing Society Orchestra and a Slovak DJ Duhan with
who she created 3 songs. Single “Aventure” with her French lyrics was chosen to be a part
of Sharpe festival in Bratislava and a CD “Ostrov hudby” that gathered the best music from the
year 2017 in Slovakia.

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