Musical biography and CV
Whether as a violinist or a jazz chanteuse, Sarah Le Van has performed widely as a soloist in chamber and jazz ensembles, notably in the 26th International Jazz Festival in Munster (featured on television France 3), the Brunneby Concerts in Sweden, the Steamers Jazz Club series, the LA Philharmonic Encore series, and the Curtis Theatre under the patronage of Resonance Records. In 2012, she was invited to perform in the International Vianden Festival in Luxembourg under the patronage of the US embassy. She has performed in various jazz clubs and venues with pianist Llew Matthews, drummer Matt Gordy, bassist Putter Smith, and jazz veteran Shep Shepherd, to name a few. In May 2013, she was invited to sing and play the violin with jazz legend Michel Hausser's trio in Munster, France, sharing the stage with Manu Dibango.
Her performances in multiple genres have attracted the attention of several noted composers and arrangers, including Grammy award-winner Bill Cunliffe, Emmy-award winner J.A.C. Redford, and Edward D. Zeliff, each of whom entrusted to her the world premieres of their works.
Versatile in a variety of styles and genres of music, she is a member of the Le Van Family Musicians:
"Whether as soloists or an ensemble, this audacious and charming family of world-class musicians have performed worldwide to great acclaim. All three children excel as pianists, violinists, and as vocalists; while their father, Eric Le Van, has been lauded for his own mastery as a concert pianist and recording artist. As amazing a display of brilliance and versatility as one could ever expect to be found in a single family, these young people demonstrate just how much fun is to be had while performing onstage with one's siblings. - The Orange County Register
Over the past decade, the family ensemble has performed in cultural arts series, university concert series, theaters, community concerts, concert halls, festivals, television, charities, conventions. They were selected to participate in NBC's “America's Got Talent” and featured in the French magazine Femme Actuelle.