Lucette van den Berg iis one of the leading voices in the vanguard of a new generation of Yiddish singers. She performed at theatres, in concert halls and at festivals throughout Europe and North America.
Already at a young age she knew that music would become her life.
Already at the age of 18 she started her studies in classical singing at the conservatory of Zwolle and later Amsterdam, won a second place at the Euregio Vocalisten Concours and specialized in song recitals and oratorios while in her study, for her own pleasure, Yiddish songs began to sing.
But along the way Lucette discovered that classical music did not give her the space to her creative, creative side.
Perhaps one of the key events in Lucette’s musical career was that she met and befriended the well-known author and composer Beyle Schaechter-Gottesmanwho made her more aware of her Jewish roots.
Van den Berg stayed on with Beyle in New York for an extended period, during which she was given new songs that had not been published yet.
Lucette arranged them and released them on the CD ‘Friling' (for this she received a third prize JPF Song Award 2009, USA).
After that, singing Yiddish songs was the logical consequence.
Lucette developed in his own unique way in the Yiddish repertoire. Searching for her voice, her strength, her background and her own interpretation of the Yiddish song.
In this way she developed a style of her own, which is a cross between small art and "art-song", with texts that appeal to her.
Over the years, several composers, such as Alan Bern (Brave Old World), Mikhoel Felsenbaum have written a new Yiddish repertoire.
She not only wants to show Yiddish music in all its splendor, but also to develop it further.
That is why she is the initiator and artistic director of the Yiddish Waves Festival, which took place for the first time in 2008.
Lucette is a striking performer, with an exceptionally warm and expressive voice with its own unique sound. Her unique repertoire includes new material produced by composers such as Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman, Alan Bern (Brave Old World) and poet / composer Mikhoel Felsenbaum, as well as Yiddish compositions of her own.