composer for film, TV and media - vocalist - songwriter

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. 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 had the opportunity to be part of big projects for more than three years. She was lucky enough to be part of the Oscar nominated movie "Hidden Figures" and also got to assist Emmy-winning composer Ramin Djawadi with his "Game Of Thrones Live Concert Experience" tour in 2017. That same year she got to work for composer John Powell (The Bourne movies, Solo: A Star Wars Story) for some time where she helped out with musical and technical assistant work.

From July 2017 till beginning of 2019 Josy was a composer's assistant at "Bleeding Fingers Music" which was co-founded by Hans Zimmer. There she was working on many projects including TV shows like "The Simpsons" and a Netflix movie called "The Package" where she got additional music credit. 

 

Now Josy works as an independent composer and writes music for film, TV, and other media; she has scored the feature film "Rot" which got selected to be screened at the Nashville Film Festival in Oct 2019. For the American-Ukrainian co-production "The Rising Hawk" she wrote additional music and contributed an ethnic vocal performance; the film will be in theaters in Oct 2019. On a regular basis she also writes music for the music library "Extreme Music" and the "Red Bull Media House". For Red Bull she just finished up an album consisting of 10 space-vocal tracks and an additional 2 tracks in the style of Game Of Thrones for an upcoming album called "Atmos". She occasionally sings on projects for other composers like the music production company "Red Cola", which is based in Venice, CA, and famous for trailer music.

 

On July 28th 2017 Josy released her second solo album "Mystica", an EP that consists of cinematic music with featured vocal lines. Inspired by movie scores like "The Lord of the Rings" and "Gladiator", Josy combined her two passions in this album: epic film music and singing. The album is available for download on iTunes, Amazon, and cdBaby.

 

The album and her music in general is also available for licensing - 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".