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In late 1985 Pippo Pollina left Italy to start a journey whose destination was not even clear for himself. After three years of traveling the world, the young Sicilian got settled in Switzerland where he was discovered while playing in the streets of Lucerne. He has lived there for more than 20 years. So far, Pippo Pollina has published more than 150 songs on more than 20 albums and gave more than 3000 concerts (solo, duo or with band) in Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Benelux, France and Egypt. His songs vary in melodic styles and have a high poetic value. The lyrics also include texts in different languages since some of his songs are written in Italian, German, French or Spanish. Various awards at music contests in Italy and elsewhere are just one indication for the link of his work to the tradition of the Italian canzone d’autore. The presentation of “Ultimo Volo” (The last flight) in Italy, Switzerland, and Germany about the Ustica massacre enthused both audience and media. The work is composed of musical and narrative parts and tells the story of an Italian air flight that suffered an in-flight explosion on its way from Bologna to Palermo. Pippo Pollina is an artist who is in constant creative movement. Several collaborations with other musicians and groups, e. g. Georges Moustaki, Inti Illimani, Franco Battiato, Nada, Charlie Mariano, Konstantin Wecker, Linard Bardill, Patent Orchestra, Ukrainian Symphony Orchestra etc. are emblematic for his career. A recent project, a tour of 15 concerts in Italy together with the Youth Orchestra of the Conservatory of Zurich under the lead of Massimiliano Matesic had its premiere in Zurich, Switzerland. More than 1200 people celebrated the performance which was then staged successfully in Italy in October 2009. In 2010, Pippo Pollina was on tour in Europe together with an international women’s string quartet (Piccola Orchestra Altamarea). Premiere for this program was January 15, 2010, in Stuttgart (Germany). For 2011, two projects were planned in Europe. After a successful tour with the Youth Orchestra of the Conservatory of Zurich, Pippo Pollina performed in six prestigious locations in Switzerland. The Notabene Orchestra of Zurich, again under the lead of Massimiliano Matesic, accompanied the artist during this tour. A second project in 2011 was a combination of music and text. In addition to his songs, Pippo Pollina read excerpts from a new book about his past 30 years as an artist and, hence, together with his audience look back to the beginning of his career. This tour included more than 250 dates in Austria, Switzerland, Italy and Germany. Also in 2011, Pippo Pollina gave his debut in the United States in Salt Lake City. In 2012 already he's back on stage in the US.