Rydin (Andrea Rydin Berge) started her career with a boom in 2009 receiving an invitation to tour with none other than Bobby McFerrin. Subsequently, she formed her own Quintet consisting of three saxophones and one double bass.
At the age of 27 she released her self-titled debut album «Andrea kvintett» that received great reviews by both Norwegian and German press. After touring with her Quintet she moved to Berlin in 2014 to work on her solo project; Rydin.
With her solo set-up; playing the piano, autoharp and singing Rydin has played multiple sold out concerts for a German audience. After spending a lot of time in different studios trying to recording her songs with large scale productions and different producers Rydin decided to produce her own album and record everything live in the studio together with the talented cellist Mortiz Ebert.
The album «Heart of gold» was released in December 2017 on the label Bellwether run by Rydin and the Norwegian pianist Maren Selvaag.
Rydin is an innovating artist with many projects involving various flavours of her beautiful music. In Berlin she started the pop-up concept «Rydin and Food» combining a specially invited guest chef to present a three course meal accompanying a three course concert. After moving to Berlin in 2014 she also started practising Yoga. In 2018 this led to to the concept “Yoga and Rydin” – a yoga class with live music played by Rydin. In 2017 she founded the Oslo POP UP festival combining the things she loves; music, art, fashion and food.
Rydin has played on festivals as Øyafestivalen (NO), Kongsberg jazzfestival (NO), Elbjazz (DE) and Jazzahead (DE) and have more international dates coming up.