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Auk Nova

Valentin Kugler was already singing his own compositions when he was playing in the streets of Bern. The founder of the band Me, Valentin & You is now continuing the adventure under the name Auk Nova. An auk is a bird flying over the icy waters of the Far North. The singer evokes these desolated landscapes through his melancholic hymns and atmospheric sounds. In the midst of all this, Valentin’s haunting voice brings warmth and comfort, like a gentle fire on a winter’s evening. His debut album, Monomorphic, will be released this year.


The Swiss Rising Talent artist or band with the most non-duplicate votes will be awarded CHF 8’000.– worth of music gear. This exceptional gift is supported by Julius Baer, a Global Partner of the Montreux Jazz Festival and Autumn of Music.