'Give me a song I can feel' is the versatile singer Lucette van den Berg's motto.
Van den Berg has an extraordinary, warm and expressive voice and she is passionate about Yiddish music.
Lucette van den Berg was educated as a singer at Zwolle Conservatory. After she graduated she was taught by Cora Canne Meyer and Kevin Smith. At Weimar, Germany, she took masterclasses in Yiddish song with Adrienne Cooper and Michael Alpert (Brave Old World). It was there that she met the well-known Yiddish author and composer Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman.
In 1996 Lucette won second prize at the Euregio Vocalists' Concourse. The jury were much impressed by her lyrical power and unique vocal quality.
Van den Berg sang parts in operas by Mozart, Puccini, Weill, Bernstein and Lortzing. She co-operated as a soloist in many radio programmes broadcast by e.g., WDR (Germany), KRO en AVRO (Netherlands).
Van den Berg often presents her Yiddish repertoire at major festivals and at venues like Amsterdam Concert Hall, Enschede Music centre and the Kavehoyz in New York.
She has been very successful with her candid and lyrical interpretations of Yiddish songs, a genre Van den Berg looks upon as her roots.