LAVALU | Composer | Performer
As an artist LAVALU scratches the back of classical music
while poking the fires of pop.
She recently wrote and recorded a contemporary song cycle,
inspired by composers such as: Schubert and Schumann.
Piano. Voice. Honest and bare.
Lyrics that can be read as stories about blunt desire.
‘Solitary High’ is her finest work to date.
She has succeeded in developing a style
in which influences of Regina Spektor & Fiona Apple
can be heard combined with Debussy & Satie.
This is today’s chamber music.
LAVALU has been creating albums since 2009 when she received much critical acclaim for her jazz-pop crossover album Now. She performed at Montreux Jazz Festival (CH), Noorderslag (NL) and over 200 clubs and festivals. Besides performing her own songs LAVALU is a composer for theater productions. Last summer 20 newly written songs were featured in the sold out theatre spectacle Het Pauperparadijs (The Pauper’s Paradise), based on the best selling novel by Suzanna Jansen. Furthermore she has composed and arranged for choirs and orchestras like the Residentie Orchestra and the Gelderland Philharmonic Orchestra.
This summer she will again perform in over 50 shows in Het Pauperparadijs.
In fall she’ll be touring her album Solitary High throughout 25 theaters in The Netherlands and Belgium.