BIOGRAPHY

Ladyva started playing the piano when she was 14, inspired by the music of the great masters of Boogie Woogie. 

Only two years later she began performing, together with her brother Pascal Silva. Various TV appearances in Switzerland followed: Heitere Festival Zofingen,

ZDF-Fernsehgarten, Glanz & Gloria, and many others. 


She has also been successful in her second homeland, the Dominican Republic, where she appeared on over 50 popular TV shows. In 2009 Ladyva released her first album. In 2011 she signed with Universal Music.

Ladyva was invited by promotor Rocco Buonvino to perform at Jerry Lee Lewis’ 80th Birthday/Farewell U.K. Tour in London and Glasgow in September 2015. On 16 October 2015, she performed live on the famous “The Late Late Show” on RTÉ One in Ireland.


In November, 2016 she toured through Europe, which included TV Shows in Bulgaria such as Slavi’s Show & the election of Miss Bulgaria. In London (Boisdale) she performed at the cigar awards with guests including Burt Reynolds and Jonathan Ross.


In Mai 2016, she was invited to perform at the 'Boogie Woogie & Blues Spectacular' hosted by Jools Holland with other famous Boogie Woogie Pianists such as Axel Zwingenberger, Ben Waters and Stride pianist Neville Dickie.

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On 12 December she performed again at Cigar Awards 2016 with guests like Charlie Sheen and Kelsey Grammer. Further festival performances followed, both in Switzerland and abroad (France, Spain, Germany), together with Silvan Zingg. At the International Boogie Woogie Festival in Lugano, they presented their first joint, four-handed CD 'Beloved Boogie Woogie' on 22 April 2017.

In August 2017 and 2022 she was invited to perform at the world's biggest Boogie Woogie Festival at LaRoquebrou in France.

 

On 13 September 2017 in London, Ladyva received the award as 'Best Boogie Woogie Pianist 2017' at the Boisdale Music Awards hosted by Jools Holland, having just released her 3rd Album '8 To The Bar'. 

In November 2017 Ladyva performed at 'Beatles Symphonic' at the London Coliseum singing the song "Something" accompanied by the London Concert Orchestra along with stars including Bonnie Tyler.

 

In 2018 Ladyva was invited to perform live on the famous british TV-Show “Loose Women” on ITV.
Later that year she attended again the Boogie-Woogie & Blues Spectacular hosted by Jools Holland, this time with invites such as "Dr. House" alias Hugh Laurie who’s an amazing musician and a fan of Boogie-Woogie aswell.


She also attended lots of Jazz & Boogie-Festivals all around the globe such as:
Caval’Air Jazz & Festival International de Boogie Woogie de LaRoquebrou (France) Jazzfestival Tiengen, The Hamburg Boogie Woogie Connection & The Boogie Woogie Congress Essen (Germany), The International Jazzfestival Bansko (Bulgaria), Blues Festival Basel, JazzAscona, International Boogie Nights Thun & Uster, Jazzmeile Kreuzlingen (Switzerland), Boogie & Blues Reunion Terrasssa (Spain), The London International Festival of Boogie Woogie (UK), and many more.

Her piece "Quarantine Boogie" reached over 100’000 hits on YouTube in less than five days which gave her great exposure, she appeared again in the "Blick", Switzerland’s most popular Newspaper and TV Show.
By now she has reached more than 100 million views on YouTube. 

In May 2021 she released her latest single "Ladyva’s Stomp".

On 28 September Ladyva received the award as 'Boogie Woogie Artist Of The Year' at the Boisdale Music Awards 2022 hosted by Jools Holland.