LAVALU | Composer | Artist
As an artist LAVALU scratches the back of classical music
while poking the fires of pop.
She is in the midst of creating a contemporary song cycle,
inspired by composers such as: Debussy and Chopin.
Piano. Voice. Honest and bare.
Lyrics that can be read as stories about blunt desire.
The Rise Trilogy is her finest work to date.
Part one, Solitary High, received much critical acclaim.
Now she has released the second chapter, named:
She has succeeded in developing a style
in which influences of the great singer-songwriters
and the classical composers can be heard combined.
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 350 clubs and festivals. Besides performing her own songs LAVALU is a composer for theatre productions. The past summers 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. LAVALU got nominated for ‘Best Music’ in the Musical Awards 2019. She has composed and arranged for choirs and orchestras e.g. the Residentie Orchestra and the Gelderland Philharmonic Orchestra.
This fall she’ll be touring her album MIDAIR throughout
30 theaters in The Netherlands.