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 und Gloria, and many others. 


She has also been successful in her second homeland, the Dominican Republic, where she appeared on over 30 popular TV shows. In 2009, Ladyva released her first album. The following year, 2010, she performed at the prestigious Blues Festival Basel (Switzerland) and,

in 2011, she signed with Universal Music.
In 2014, Ladyva appeared at several boogie woogie festivals in Germany. 

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 October the 16th 2015, she performed live @ 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 selection of Miss Bulgaria. In London (Boisdale) she performed at the cigar awards with guests like Burt Reynolds and Jonathan Ross.


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

Ladyva | Boogie Woogie

In July she played at the prestigious Jazz festival in Ascona and in October was nominated as "Best Boogie Woogie Pianist of the Year" at Boisdale, also hosted by  Jools Holland. On the 12th of 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 his International Boogie Woogie Festival in Lugano, Zingg and Ladyva presented their first joint,

4-handed CD "Beloved Boogie Woogie" on April 22nd, 2017.

 

London, September 13th: 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 Orcestra along with stars like Bonnie Tyler.

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


She also attended lots of Jazz & Boogie-Festivals all around the globe such as:
Caval’Air Jazz (France) Jazzfestival Tingen, The Hamburg Boogie Woogie Connection & The Boogie Woogie Congress Essen (Germany), The International Jazzfestival Bansko (Bulgaria), International Boogie Nights Thun & 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.
By now she has reached more than 50M views on YouTube.

Now she just released her new single "Ladyva’s Stomp".