Biography: Ivana Raymonda
Ivana Raymonda van der Veen is a singer-songwriter with over 112,000 Subscribers on YouTube. She was born in Amersfoort on May 2, 1992. Until May 2013 she lived in the Netherlands then she moved to Bad Bentheim, Germany. Since October 2015 she has resided in Hardenberg, Overijssel back at home in the country of her birth.
Ivana has always had a passion for singing and dancing. She trained in classical and jazz ballet and obtained a Gold Star diploma in both ballroom and Latin dancing.
Ivana made her first music video when she was just 14. Ivana produces, records, and edits her entire video and audio catalogue. Her meticulous work produces video and audio quality at a professional level. In addition, she has developed a very successful website, www.ivanavanderveen.com and continues to maintain it on her own.
To date, Ivana has released over 135 original songs, at least 18 of which have been completely self-written and produced, the rest being the work of composers from around the world with whom she regularly co-writes. Such originals now fill no less than 6 released CDs: Dreams (2014), Timeless (2015), Reality (2016), Different (2017), Emotional Moments (2018) and For You (2019), along with 2 vinyl LPs, 1 DVD and 2 Blu-rays featuring the music videos. She’s further released more than 100 cover songs.
On October 10, 2010, Ivana made her radio debut. Following that successful debut, many other radio stations from all over the world began playing her music on the air waves.
On March 22, 2011, Ivana had her first big live performance. She was invited to sing in Paradiso Amsterdam, NL. On that day Ivana became certain that performing is what she wants to do.
Ivana appeared for the first time on television in November 2011. The show was broadcast in Israel. They featured nine of her videos, which was a very great compliment to her work.
In December 2012 Ivana had her first concert abroad. She performed in London, England.
In 2013 Ivana won First place three times in the World, Original and Covers music video chart on BEAT100.
In August 2013 Ivana was selected by Darkstone Entertainment to sing “Little Miss Understood” for their Sci-Fi/Horror movie “Plan 9”. After being signed with Spotlight Pictures and presented at the Cannes Film Market and other venues, ”Plan 9” was released in Australia on DVD in late 2015. By February 2016 it was available America-wide through Walmart‘s VOD (Video On Demand) service and local cable companies.
In August 2014, Ivana took first place in a competition on ArtistSignal winning a $10,000 grand prize. She later became the highest voted artist in Artist Signal’s lifetime chart.
In December 2014 she received her first printed review in the Washington City Paper about her music video “Happy White Christmas“. The video received over 100,000 YouTube views in the first month.
Ivana’s music video of “Lonely this Christmas” was played on “The Phil Mack International Country Show” in Europe during Christmas week 2014. It was broadcast on Irish TV Sky channel 191 & Freesat 400.
On February 22nd, 2016, Ivana Raymonda van der Veen reached #1 position on the iTunes Pop chart with “You Don’t Own Me” in Ecuador.
On December 9th, 2019, Ivana reached 100,000 Subscribers on her YouTube channel.
Ivana works tirelessly to make her dream become a reality, maintaining her own web site, www.ivanavanderveen.com and several social networking sites, enabling her to keep in touch with her fans all over the globe who watch her videos on YouTube.
Be who you are! Don’t stop dreaming! Do what you believe in!
Never give up! ♥
Follow Ivana on:
YouTube: https://youtube.com/ivanavanderveen (112,000 Subscribers)
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ivanavanderveen (42,000 Followers)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ivanavanderveen (7,000 Followers)
Support Site: http://support.ivanavanderveen.com