Luca Hart – Unplugged

May 3, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
cafe Roux, Cape Town

Luca Hart-unplugged







Luca Hart is known for her deeply moving and astonishing “what am I watching” violin performances, and has silenced audiences at Up the Creek and STRAB for the past 2 years. However, not so many listeners have heard her voice, or her songwriting.

This once-off performance is Luca’s way of taking a little break from the high-productions, big stages, and flashing lights, and will feature her more intimate compositions, for piano and vocals. As always, she keeps a good circle of talented friends around her, and welcomes Tim Welsh (saxophone) and Ariella Ciara (cello) to join her on a few selected numbers.

Why “Back to the dark”

Even though Luca started playing the violin from the age of 9, and went on to finish with a Cum Laude Music Technology degree at Stellenbosch, it is the piano (self-taught), that offered comfort during difficult periods. “At one point in high school we had the piano in the garage, which was more like a shed on a small holding. I crept out at night, every night, to go play it, and I never put the light on. Eventually I could play the whole Moonlight Sonata off by heart without seeing my hands. I guess that was a kind of meditation/release, and I definitely feel very close to that piano today.”

Luca started composing songs on piano from a young age, but only started to write songs with words in high school, and she considers this one of her most productive songwriting periods.


To listen to her singer/songwriter compositions: