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BIOGRAPHY

Ladyva started playing the piano at the age of 14, inspired by the music of the great masters of Boogie-Woogie. 

Only two years later she started performing, together with her brother Pascal Silva. Several 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. In 2009 Ladyva released her first album "Vanessa G - The Boogie Woogie Lady". In 2011 she signed to Universal Music.

Ladyva was invited by promoter 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, appearing on TV shows in Bulgaria, including Slavi's Show and the election of Miss Bulgaria. In London (Boisdale) she performed at the Cigar Awards with guests including Burt Reynolds and Jonathan Ross.


In May 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.

Ladyva, Boogie Woogie

On 12 December she performed again at the Cigar Awards 2016 with guests such as 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 on 22 April 2017, they presented their first joint, four-handed CD "Beloved Boogie Woogie".

In August 2017 and 2022 she was invited to perform at the world's biggest Boogie Woogie Festival in LaRoquebrou, France. She has also performed at many Jazz & Boogie-Festivals all around the globe.

On 13 September 2017 in London, Ladyva received the award for '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 the 'Beatles Symphonic' at the London Coliseum singing the song "Something" accompanied by the London Concert Orchestra alongside 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 Hugh Laurie aka "Dr. House" who's an amazing musician and also a fan of Boogie-Woogie.

Her piece "Quarantine Boogie" went viral on YouTube, which gave her great exposure, and she appeared again in the "Blick", Switzerland's most popular newspaper and TV Show.
In the meantime she has more than 200 million views on YouTube. 

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

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

In December 2022 she performed with Kool & The Gang at the Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt.

On 8 December 2023 she released her 4th album "Steam Train Boogie".

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