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Gisele Afeche

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52 years old
Fleet, United Kingdom
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Born in Santos, Brazil, Gisele graduated in Musicology at The University of Paris - Sorbonne (France). Diplomas in Piano (Faculdade Santa Marcelina - Brazil), Singing, Harpsichord, Choir Conducting, Music Theory, Music Analysis, Harmony by ENM de Bourg la Reine and CNR de Boulogne (France).

She has a vast teaching experience in Music Schools (piano, choir and theory). Choir conductor of 15 choirs, all ages, at l'Ecole Nationale de Musique de Bourg-la-Reine (France), Choir Conductor assistant at Maitrise Notre Dame de Paris (France). Music teacher in Colleges (France), Private singing tuition, individual singing tuition and group singing tuition - St Paul's School - Sao Paulo, Brazil. City and she holds a Guilds Certificate in Teaching (2005).

She was a singing and Choir teacher for Brixham Aduilt Community Learning from 2004 to 2008, with very sucessful classes, performing for concerts and charity concerts. She successfully conduct a female voice ensemble called 'Bay Ladies' Choir' for 4 years, winning Paignton festival twice in the category.

As a singer (soprano), Gisele took part in 'Coral Paulistano' at Sao Paulo Municipal Theatre from 1996 to 2003 and performed as a soloist in various Music Groups: La Symphonie du Marais (France), Harmonia Universalis (specialised in Baroque Music), Mercurius Company (United Kingdom), Camerata Novo Horizonte (Brazil), Brasilessentia (Brazil), Ensemble Ars Musicae (France). Participation in Various CDs as soloist and in choirs.

She has a Proficiency in English (Cambridge CPE) and French (DALF: Diplome Approffondi de Langue Francaise), knowledge of Italian and Spanish. Graduated Holistic Therapist by South Devon College 2006.

"I have been a teacher all my life. I started teaching the piano when I was 17 and then I started Conducting Choirs. Most of my studies were undertaken in France and I developed there a career in Choir Conducting, having conducted over 30 choirs at Ecole Nationale de Musique de Bourg la Reine and as a conductor assistant for Maitrise Notre Dame de Paris. Back in Brazil I entered the Municipal Theatre in Sao Paulo as a soprano, where I stayed for 7 years whilst teaching singing and piano and participating in other music ensembles in Brazil as a choir singer and soloist . I have been living in the UK for the past 8 years where I developed a carrier as a singing and piano teacher, choir conductor and soloist".

In 2012 Gisele was a teacher in Salvalirico, a singing competition in Salvador, Brazil, she performed in a concert in Totnes, England, in Poland and in Brazil.

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Reply samer hatoum
7:54 AM on July 21, 2014 
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you sound very interesting from your profile to communicate with you in music