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Joanna is a Singaporean vocalist and actress. 

She has sung for various local festivals including the Mosaic Music Festival, Da:ns Festival, Baybeats, and Flipside. She also performed at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo with Brazilian all-stars band Bossa Negra (Sergio Brandao, Renato Fonseca, Erivelton Silva, Filo Machado, Valtinho Anastacio).

Strongly bilingual, Joanna has a passion for sharing her love for Jazz with mandarin-speaking audiences. In 2008, she released her debut Jazz EP Lullaby Nomad comprising original lyrics written in English and Mandarin. This was launched with a sold-out concert at the Esplanade Recital Studio. She also collaborated with Bossa Negra to release a Single of her Mandarin translation of popular bossa nova standard Summer Samba.

Joanna also enjoys cross-genre collaborations. These include working with DJ Koflow (DJ, Singapore), Robosonic (DJ Duo, Berlin), Gamelan Asmaradana (Gamelan Ensemble, Singapore), SonicBrat (Sound Artist, Singapore).

As an actress, Joanna was awarded Best Supporting Actress in 2008 ST Life! Theatre Awards for her role in local mandarin musical hit If There’re Seasons... Other theatre credits include The Soldier and His Virtuous Wife, Do Not Disturb – Late Checkout Please (Real Actors), Liao Zhai Rocks! and 881 The Musical. She made her feature film debut playing a quirky lovestruck stalker in local movie Forever, and was one of ten recipients of the Star Hunter Award at the 14th Shanghai International Film Festival held in 2011.

Joanna graduated with an Honours degree in Sociology from the National University of Singapore.

董姿彦是新加坡新生代英语爵士歌手,近年来凭她的演艺才能,穿梭于演唱、戏剧舞台,演艺生涯多姿多彩。

 

姿彦曾参与Mosaic Music FestivalDa:ns Festival,Baybeats Flipside 等多场爵士音乐盛会的演唱。兼通华英双语的姿彦为推广华文爵士歌曲,2008年她独立发行了爵士小专辑《寻曲人》,专辑中收录了她以中英文作词的爵士歌曲。伴随小专辑的发行她也同步在滨海艺术中心的音乐厅举办了一次全场满座的演唱会。

 

姿彦也是新加坡即兴电子音乐演唱的先驱之一,曾与DJ 电子乐团coll.eff [collective effervescence]及当地著名DJ Koflow等同台演出。除此之外,她也曾与不同类型的音乐团体如:Frontal Labs (DJ collective), Robosonic (德国DJ 二人组合), Gamelan Asmaradana (印度尼西传统乐器“亚甘梅兰”乐团), SonicBrat (音效艺术家) 合作过。

 

2007年董姿彦凭演出本土华语音乐剧《天冷就回来》荣获2008年新加坡海峡时报“生活!剧场奖” Life! Theatre Awards)最佳女配角奖,她也是2008年《都是当兵惹的祸》、2009年重演《天冷就回来》、2010年《摇滚聊斋》等华语音乐剧及英语话剧《请勿打扰》(Do Not Disturb – Late Checkout Please (Real Actors)等剧的女主角。2010 年她与当地九位华语剧场的新生代代表,重新演绎已故戏剧大师郭宝昆的经典作品《郑和的后代》,2011 年饰演了881音乐剧里的“小木瓜”。

 

电影《我爱你爱你爱你》“Forever” 是董姿彦初登大银幕之作。她凭此作品成为第14届上海国际电影节“亚洲新人奖”十位获奖人之一。