The Le Van Family ensemble is comprised of four musicians: Eric Le Van
on the piano, his two daughters Sarah
Le Van as violinists and vocalists; and his son Sean Le Van
who performs on the piano and sings. They are versatile as well on other instruments (harp, guitar, mandolin). The children were born and raised in a little village in Alsace, France, and the family moved to America over a decade ago.
The Orange County Register
states: "Whether as soloists or an ensemble, this audacious and charming family of world-class musicians have performed worldwide to great acclaim. All three children excel as pianists, violinists, and as vocalists; while their father has been lauded for his own mastery as a concert pianist and recording artist. As amazing a display of brilliance and versatility as one could ever expect to be found in a single family, these young people demonstrate just how much fun is to be had while performing onstage with one's siblings."
Since their first public appearance in 2003, the Le Vans have given hundreds of concerts in various venues both in the U.S and abroad, such as recently in the 26th Jazz Festival in Munster (France). In 2010, they were invited to perform in the 3rd International Vianden Festival in Luxembourg under the patronage of the U.S. embassy. Other venues include theatres for the performing arts, jazz clubs, cultural and university arts series, community concerts, and charity events. Noted musicians have shared the stage with them: Berisford "Shep" Shepherd
, Michel Hausser
, Michael Le Van
, Mourad Benhammou
, Llew Matthews
, Bruce Lett
, and Tim Pleasant
, among others.
The Le Van Family Musicians are a unique ensemble noted for their art of touching the heart. Their repertoire ranges from classical, opera, jazz, salon, folk music, the American songbook, favorite standards, and originals.
As a family, they were selected to participate in NBC's "America's Got Talent" and featured in the French national magazine Femme Actuelle. Sarah and Solene Le Van were more recently presented and interviewed on France 3