Mya Audrey is born in Winterthur, Switzerland. She was fascinated by the piano at a very early age and found inspiration by big names such as Ella Fitzgerald, Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock and Nat King Cole. Later on, artists like Joni Mitchell, Björk, Sting, Radiohead and Massive Attack sparked her interest in Pop and Rock music.
As a teenager she played in several bands, often doubling as a singer. Since she started writing lyrics, Mya sang and composed in English – the language she grew up with at home and listening to on Jazz records. In 2002, she graduated with a dual major in jazz piano and vocal performance at the renowned University of Arts in Bern, Switzerland.
During her studies, she attended several master classes in Switzerland, Germany, Italy and Boston’s Berklee College of Music with Diane Reeves, Dave Liebmann, Benny Golson, Christian McBride, Kenny Baron, The New York Voices and Brad Meldau. She received several awards as a solo artist as well as with the band she led.
Upon completing her studies, Mya worked as a songwriter and co-writer for various productions, in addition to being a freelance performer in bands or as a solo-artist. She worked with talented musicians including Roland von Voltaire (D), Craig Walker (Archive, UK/IRL), Maylen Rusti (NOR), Siri Svegler (SWE), Kriton Klingler (GRC/D), Oriion (IT/CH), Lisa Who (D), Liv Summer (CH) and Alina Amuri (COD/CH) and Rayannah (CAN). She toured and played her original music and as a side woman in various clubs throughout Switzerland, Germany, Sweden, France, Italy, China and Australia. Some of her most notable performances included the Olympic Games Beijing (House of Switzerland), Montreux Jazz Festival, Reeperbahn Festoval, Blue Balls Lucerne, Piano Off-Stage Festival Lucerne, Gurtenfestival Bern and the MIDI-Festival in Shanghai and Beijing.
2014, she founded the Songcircle platform for Singer/Songwriters in Berlin.
After a successful start, the platform expanded to Zürich, Vienna and Budapest.
Mya is based in Berlin, Germany where she plays in several bands and works as a freelance singer and keyboardist. As a songwriter Mya Audrey released two albums: „Sudden Breeze“ (2010) on Nation Music and „Wayfaring Trails“ (2014) on Sophie Records (CH) and 22D Music Group (D/F). She’s currently writing and producing for her new project DINAH with Owen Ross (USA) and Jörn Bielfeldt (D). The first single “Warrior Heart” will be released on the 25th January 2019.