August 15th, 2022 8:30pm Stage 3
IVA is a Swedish-American crossover artist, singer songwriter, opera singer, bandleader and composer. Signing her original music with Universal Sweden after a Fulbright Scholarship year, she simultaneously premiered Sven-David Sandström’s Batseba at the Royal Opera, Stockholm while performing her popular music on national TV and radio. Now heard with her band The New Young on NPR and US tastemaker radio, she’s been tapped “Who’s Next” by M Musicians Magazine, “supremely talented” by Guitar World’s Acoustic Nation, and featured in Billboard. Trained at Princeton, Juilliard and Manhattan School of Music, she teaches voice at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, The Brooklyn Music School, and has a thriving private studio, allowing singers to learn from multiple vocal techniques to find their authentic voice. IVA is the youngest laureate of the Vasa Order’s Swedish American of the Year award, honoring her contributions to cultural exchange between Sweden and the U.S. Previous laureates include actress and singer Ann Margret, lunar astronaut Buzz Aldrin, Chief Justice William Rehnquist, and E Street Band Member Nils Lofgren. She’s based in Brooklyn, New York.