Cambridge alumnus; freelance alto, outreach director, and flautist.
Giverny matriculated to Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge (UK) in 2012 as a recipient of the prestigious Albert Gubay Award where she studied Music for two years before transitioning to read Law, and graduated in 2016. During her studies, Giverny sang with the Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge under Stephen Layton (rated 'fifth best choir in the world' by Gramophone), the Choir of Sidney Sussex College under David Skinner, and the Cambridge University Chamber Choir as well as participating in many individual projects outside the collegiate choral setting. Giverny's solo work has included performances of Croft's verse anthems (Obsidian Records), Bach's Magnificat, Handel's 'Messiah', Haydn's 'Nelson' Mass and 'Harmoniemesse' at West Road Concert Hall with Collegium Laureatum. Other ventures have included performing aboard a luxury cruise ship for Saga Holidays and engaging with repertoire of all eras from Trinity Baroque's popular Bach series to performances of Stockhausen's 'STIMMUNG' with the Facade Ensemble (Benedict Collins-Rice). Giverny sings as part of the professional quartet for Our Lady of the Rosary and St Dominic, Haverstock Hill, which realises both Dominican and Roman chant notation, and regularly deputises at many other London churches. As a freelance singer, Giverny sings with choirs such as Ensemble Pro Victoria (Toby Ward), The Carice Singers (George Parris), Icosa (Luke Mather), the Fisher Consort (Jonathan Schranz) and early music specialists The Lacock Scholars (Greg Skidmore). Giverny is active within music education and outreach, spearheading arts-based rehabilitation initiatives by working as Logistics Coordinator and Workshop Leader for Sing Inside, an organisation which brings music into UK prisons. As an undergraduate, she conducted the University of Cambridge Philharmonic Orchestra and the Orchestra on the Hill, studying orchestral conducting under Harry Lyth and choral conducting as a Mentee of the Conducting Programme of Queens’ College (founded by Suzi Digby OBE), receiving tuition from Natalia Luis-Bassa (RCM), Paul Brough (RAM), Greg Beardsell (NYCGB), Tim Brown, and Amy Bebbington as a delegate of the Association of British Choral Directors. Giverny was previously a first-study flautist: she was awarded 'Most Promising Young Musician' at the Manannan Festival's Young Musician of Mann Competition, subsequently performing as a concerto soloist with the Erin Arts Centre Chamber Orchestra, and had repeated success in the Manx Competitive Music, Speech and Dance Festival. She was appointed the youngest member and principal flute of the National Schools Symphony Orchestra following tenure in the IAPS National Symphony and Chamber Orchestras. She has participated in international masterclasses with Clare Southworth (RAM) and Ian Clarke (Trinity Laban), and achieved her ATCL Recital Diploma with Distinction in 2010. Alongside performance, Giverny has also worked extensively and internationally within arts administration and management. Appointed the inaugural Vice President of the prestigious Cambridge University Musical Society, she collaborated with sponsors, the board of trustees, professional musicians and students to redesign the society's structure and coordinate a fiscally and artistically successful season. She was also the Treasurer for the Fitzwilliam College Music Society, Secretary for the Orchestra on the Hill, and Vice President of the Cambridge University Lunchtime Concerts series. Within the UK, Giverny has worked in cultural heritage at Norwich Cathedral and for the Britten Sinfonia as a Student Ambassador. In 2013, she was Tour Manager for the Choir of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge and a recipient of an Isle of Man Arts Council Artistic Project grant as part of the Island of Culture 2014 initiative; she subsequently assisted Hazard Chase artist managers in organising a substantial tour of the east coast USA the following year. Further afield, Giverny has worked within the USA as an intern for the Institute for Creative Music in New York, working in partnership with the Eastman and Julliard Schools of Music on education, curricula, outreach, and the sculpture of innovative listening experiences. There, she gained valuable insight into the music industry, underwent legal and business training, and played an instrumental role in establishing the Institute as a self-publishing body. During her spare time, Giverny also works as an artist researcher and writer for Washington-based music ensemble and concept The Box Is Empty (artistic director Jeremiah Cawley), dedicated to the performance and fruitful discussion of contemporary art music. After graduating, Giverny completed a stint in New Zealand, where she worked with Arts Access Aotearoa and the Department of Corrections to bring Sing Inside's work into NZ prisons and sang with the cathedral choirs of Wellington (St Paul) and Auckland (Holy Trinity). She is now based in London, pursuing music on a freelance basis alongside a full-time job in legal research out of the University of Oxford.
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