Emily “IVA” Samson Tepe
Iva has been cultivating her heartfelt, vocal-driven sound since her early days as a conservatory student. Compared to artists Aimee Mann, Natalie Prass, and Florence and the Machine for her sophisticated songwriting and powerful, ethereal voice, she’s been tapped “WHO’s NEXT” by Musician Magazine, “supremely talented, by Guitar Worlds Acoustic Nation, and featured in Billboard Magazine. Originally trained in opera at Julliard and Manhattan School of Music, she simultaneously preformed on television (Conan O’Brien) and off-Broadway shows and started writing her own original material. She is that rare crossover artist, a songwriter, song interpreter, bandleader, and opera singer.
Emily’s career spans from New York to Stockholm, Sweden where she traveled on a Fulbright to study her ancestor’s music.