What's up in 2015 ?


November 20 to November 27, 2015

Member of the jury :: International feature films

THE WEE HOURS a new album by Sascha Ley & Laurent Payfert


In case you know Sascha Ley, you will know what to expect from this CD. The Saarbrücken born vocal artist from Luxembourg, who also works as an actress and composer, is – if one may say so – without parallel in Europe. Melodious, expressive and with stunning lyrics. Of course she makes ample use of her voice, not only when reciting/singing the lyrics, but also in order to perform them in a moving manner; in every respect an extraordinary singer and musician. She is accompanied by the bass player Laurent Payfert and thereby connected to the entire spectrum of acoustic music this enchanting solo artist stands for. There is a lot of storytelling, acting and improvisation involved in each of these songs. Here we find music and drama combined in a unique way. JAZZ PODIUM 11/2015 Hans-Jürgen von Osterhausen 

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Please visit the HOMEPAGE of this new project which is so close to my heart and mind.

Film Festival Cannes/ACID 2015

Moscow Film Festival 2015

Film Festival Larochelle 2015

Film Festival Rotterdam 2015


A film by Philippe Fernandez

France-Belgium 2015


Story: Philippe Fernandez

Photography: Frédéric Serve

Sound: Philippe Deschamps

Editing: Philippe Fernandez

Music: Sylvain Quémont


With: Jackie Berroyer, Bernard Blancan, Emilia Derou-Bernal, Ortès Holz, Serge Larivière, Sascha Ley, Emmanuel Moynot, Stefanie Schüler




What happened in 2014 ?


with Sascha Ley & Laurent Payfert :: Kalima :: Christian Pabst

Paris, Ankara, Izmir, Köln, Luxembourg, Saarbrücken, Berlin ...


BLIND DATE by Theo van Gogh :: Watch the Video trailer & more 

(in French) :: Opening November 4 :: Studio Grand Théâtre Luxembourg :: Nest, Thionville (F)

Directed by Myriam Muller :: performed by Jules Werner, Sébastien Schmit, Sascha Ley :: Music Bernard Valléry :: Costumes Caroline Koener :: Set design Christian Klein :: Light design Philippe Lacombe


revival of Kaleidoskop's  Strindberg's production



At the beginning of July my bassist Laurent Payfert and I have recorded our first album at the studio AMPER in France - instant compositions and some original modern jazz tunes.



revival of the Vedanza music & dance performance by Lella Iacopini & Rajivan Ayyappan


HAIDY JACOBI AWARD :: Wiesbaden, Germany

Proud in May to have been awarded with the German HAIDY JACOBI PREIS for my work as a performer.


MI FRIDA, my dance theatre piece about the myth of the Mexican painter FRIDA KAHLO with contemporary dance Sylvia Camarda and my humble self has been a great success. Please read the reviews, if you want to know more. We are looking forward to continuing the MI FRIDA adventure in 2016 !!




Luxembourg's film award for the best coproduction goes to Margarethe von Trotta's HANNAH ARENDT


MY FUNNY VALENTINE :: a charity performance of music & poems organized by the Thierry van Verweke Foundation :: directed by Anne Simon :: TNL Luxembourg


COSMODRAMA by Philippe Fernandez. After finishing the shooting in January 2014, this beautiful cinematic UFO opened at the Rotterdam film festival in January 2015!


FIEBER by Elfi Mikesch :: Opening at the Berlinale Film Festival