Ursina Giger

Musician, composer & band leader

Ursina Giger is a musician, composer and band leader. Since 2012, she has taken the stage in Switzerland and abroad as part of her main project, URSINA, and has brought out three EPs and two albums. She regularly performs with Corin Curschellas and Astrid Alexandre as La Triada and gives old Romansh songs a new lease of life. In addition to producing music herself, she is a member of the board of SONART – Musikschaffende Schweiz (Swiss Music Association) is a Swissperform delegate and member of the Suisa Distribution and Works Committee. Ursina studied jazz singing at the Lucerne School of Music and the Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen.

Ursina’s topics:

#Concert Contracts

Three questions for Ursina

To be or not to be! Have you ever faced this question in your life?

No, fortunately not really. At times, I had to get by on not a lot, but these times also taught me to be thrifty and not live beyond my means. Fortunately, I was never ill for an extended period of time, so this approach always worked.

Have you ever had pension role models?

My role models were my parents, even though their professional life was very different to mine. But they showed me how to manage money well, which helped me to cope with fluctuating incomes as a freelancer.

What pensions advice would you offer your younger self?

I would advise my younger self to join SONART, the largest professional association of freelance musicians in Switzerland, early on, because they run workshops on pensions, as well as all sort of other topics regarding organisation of one’s career as a musician. For members, this is even provided for free.

Popular questions

Covid killed off my gigs – what do I do now?

Do I need a full pension plan as a part-time artist?

I don’t know what to tell the tax man? Who can help?