film composer - songwriter - artist

singer - piano player - sound engineer


Born and raised in Vienna, Austria, Josy grew up in a musical environment. At the age of 5 she started playing piano and was classically trained for more than 10 years. She attended a high school with main focus on music, where she started to take vocal lessons and performed vocals and piano on a regular basis. Influenced by top singers like Celine Dion and Whitney Houston, Josy began experimenting in writing her own piano ballads.

 

After school she attended the sound engineering program at SAE college in Vienna where she was introduced to the technical methods of audio recording and music production. This enabled her to record, mix and produce her own songs which led to her interest in creating music for film and TV with orchestral samples.

 

Before she would go down the road to become a film composer, Josy joined a Celtic rock band named "Celtica-Pipes Rock" in 2009. With the group she played keyboards, vocals, percussion and performed a unique fire spinning show. They toured all over Europe, the US and Canada playing in front of thousands of people at big festivals and club gigs alike. After 5 years of great experiences, Josy decided it was time to do her own thing.

 

In July 2014 she released her first solo album "What Lies Ahead", which consists of 10 singer-songwriter ballads and 2 orchestral film music pieces. The project opened up new doors for her and at the beginning of 2015 she fulfilled her dream and moved to Los Angeles.

 

Film music has always been a great part of Josy's life. At a young age, she started playing famous film music themes from Titanic, Gladiator and Star Wars on the piano and dreamt of writing music for films. Once Josy arrived in Hollywood, she enrolled in the UCLA film scoring program. In addition to learning the industry's standards of film scoring, the program led her to an internship at Hans Zimmer's studio "Remote Control Productions" in Santa Monica, CA. After the internship Josy got offered a job and has been working there ever since. In January 2017 she also started working for composer John Powell (The Bourne movies, How To Train Your Dragon) where she has been helping out with musical and technical assistant work.

 

Josy writes music for film, TV, and video games; she has scored some private projects and some commercials. Recently she started writing for "Extreme Music", a music library that was co-founded by Hans Zimmer. She will also be singing some tunes for "Red Cola", a music production company based in Venice, CA, famous for trailer music. On the side Josy has started working on a solo EP which will contain mainly cinematic vocal tracks along with some instrumentals; expected release of the EP will be in Fall 2017. 

Her music is currently available to be licensed - for more info and inquiries please contact josy.sva@gmx.net or send a message via the contact link.

 

On weekends, Josy still enjoys to perform. For almost a year she played piano at the famous Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Downtown LA, where she acquired a reputation as a pianist and has been booked at events and concerts ever since. Her versatile repertoire includes film music, classical, original songs, and all-time pop favorites.
As a singer-songwriter Josy has performed her own songs in some of Hollywoods famous music venues like "The Silverlake Lounge, "Genghis Cohen", and the "Republic of Pie".

 

Josy is currently based in Los Angeles, CA.