My name is Giselle and I am a Professional Music Motivator. I motivate and inspire you to achieve your musical and career goals through mentorship, education and public speaking. I have spent over 15 years performing on stages across the world. I am also a multi-award winning performer and singer songwriter. In addition I'm a singer/songwriter Ensemble Director at Carleton University in Ottawa, a Canadian JUNO Award Jurist, and a FACTOR Jurist. I have been a successful manager and acquired my artist over $70,000 in grant money, saw through the whole process of releasing their debut album, placed them in high profile industry showcases and arranged one-on-one personal meetings with the heads of A&R at Sony and Universal.
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Giselle is a published writer, and a multi award winning singer, singer-songwriter and pianist. Her work includes performances with artists such as Jose Carreras and the BBC Concert Orchestra for BBC Radio 2. She has appeared on Canadian Radio (CBC) and British Television (BBC), and won Talent Rock's 2005 Top Female Vocalist Award, where she performed live on U.S. Television. She appeared on Canadian television in 2006 for the CTV Network where she was interviewed and performed one of her songs live. She was nominated for the 2007 Los Angeles Music Awards and the 2007 Ontario Independent Music Awards, and was a winner in the 2007 Billboard Songwriting Contest.
Giselle is a 2008 Song of the Year Finalist, a 2008 West Coast Songwriting Honorable Nominee, a 2008 100% Songwriting Finalist, and won a 2008 Ontario Independent Music Award and a 2008 Toronto Exclusive Magazine Music Award. She also received a 2008 John Lennon Songwriting Honorable Mention, a 2009 West Coast Songwriters Honorable Mention and two 2009 Billboard Honorable Mentions and she was nominated in the 2010 Los Angeles Music Awards, a 2011 West Coast Songwriters Genre Winner and received a Song of the year, Best Pop Song - Runner Up in 2016. She also released her multi award winning debut classical crossover album Turning Circles in 2008.
Marquis Records under EMI Canada released one of Giselle's songs worldwide called "The Key" on "Katya's" album titled "Moonlight" in September, 2014.
Giselle's is currently writing her highly anticipated new music in her home studio and is scoring tracks for her second album and also other major record label productions. In addition to this she is giving master classes at Carleton University, and is the brainchild and previous co-director of MusikOttawa. Giselle is a JUNO Award adjudicator, and a Jurist for FACTOR.
2018 Song Of The Year - Semi Finalist (Lyrics co-written with Mel Lawman)
2016 SONG OF THE YEAR - Best Pop Song - Runner Up
2011 WEST COAST SONGWRITERS - Genre Winner
2010 LOS ANGELES MUSIC AWARDS - Best Female Vocalist - Nominee
2010 BILLBOARD CONTEST - Best Soundtrack - x1 Honorable Mentions
2009 ROLAND SYNTH CONTEST - Best Composition - Finalist
2009 BILLBOARD CONTEST - Best Electronic /Soundtrack - x2 Honorable Mentions
2009 WEST COAST SONGWRITERS CONTEST - Best Adult Contemporary Song - Honorable Nominee
2008 TORONTO MAGAZINE MUSIC AWARDS - Best Provincial Electronic Song - Winner
2008 TORONTO MAGAZINE MUSIC AWARDS - Best Provincial Artist - Nominee
2008 ONTARIO INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS - Best Electronic - Winner
2008 JOHN LENNON SONGWRITING CONTEST - Best Electronic Song - Honorable Mention
2008 100% SONGWRITING CONTEST - Best Contemporary Classical / New Age Song Finalist
2008 ROLAND SYNTH CONTEST - Best Composition - Finalist
2008 WEST COAST SONGWRITERS CONTEST - Best Composition - Honourable Nominee
2008 SONG OF THE YEAR - Best Electronic Song - Finalist
2008 UK SONGWRITING CONTEST - Best Song - Semi Finalist
2007 LOS ANGELES MUSIC AWARDS - Best Classical Artist - Nominee
2007 BILLBOARD CONTEST - Best Electronic / Soundtrack - Winner
2007 ONTARIO INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS - Best Electronic - Nominee
2005 TALENT ROCK - Best Female Vocalist - Winner
Giselle completed her contract with the Opera National du Rhin in Strasbourg, France, where she was a member of the Opera Studio.
Giselle sang the role of Adele in a Gala Performance of Die Fledermaus in Switzerland with Jose Carreras. Giselle has also sung at The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden with The English Bach Festival, where she sang the role of the Chinese Woman & The Nymph in Purcell's The Fairy Queen. She also covered this role at English National Opera along with Moira in Ruders' The Handmaid's Tale. Giselle continued her work at English National Opera with the role of Oscar, from Verdi's Masked Ball.
She has appeared on British Television for the BBC and the BBC World Service. Her radio performances have been broadcast on BBC Radio Two and Classic FM in the U.K., and also Canadian National Radio, when she was invited to perform the world premiere of a newly discovered Mozart aria at Christies in London. Giselle has attended Masterclasses at The Britten Pears School with Dame Joan Sutherland & Richard Bonynge, and also with Hughes Cuenod & Suzanne Danco. She has also taken part in Masterclasses with Adele leigh, Jill Gomez, Marjorie Thomas, Victor Morris and Jonathan Hinden.
Her performances have included a BBC Radio Two 'Friday Night is Music Night'; Mozart's Requiem and Davide Penitente at the Barbican; and Carmina Burana with the BBC Concert Orchestra in Nottingham, England.
Servant, Ion, Parim Vir - Opera National du Rhin/MTW, Strasbourg, Berlin & UK
Oscar, A Masked Ball, Verdi - English National Opera, London, UK
Norina, Don Pasquale, Donizetti - Stanley Hall Opera, Essex , UK
Lucia, The Rape of Lucretia, Britten - The European Opera Centre , UK & Hungary
Esmeralda, Prodana Nevesta, Smetana - Opera National du Rhin, Strasbourg ,Mulhouse
Rosita, Un Mari a la Porte, Offenbach - Opera National du Rhin, Strasbourg, Mulhouse, Colmar
Eleanor, L’armes de Couteau, Martinu - Opera National du Rhin JVR, Colmar, Mulhouse, Strasbourg
Zerlina, Don Giovanni, Mozart - Diva Opera , France, UK, Switzerland
Marie, La Fille du Regiment, Donizetti - Diva Opera, France, UK, Switzerland
Miss Silvertone, The Impresario, Mozart - New London Opera, London
Susanna, Le Nozze di Figaro, Mozart - Diva Opera, UK, France, Switzerland
Adele, Die Fledermaus, Strauss - Diva Opera, UK, France, Switzerland, Stockholm
Gilda, Rigoletto, Verdi - Midsummer Opera, Bermuda, UK
Papagena, Die Zauberflote, Mozart - New London Opera, London
Frasquita, Carmen, Bizet - Travelling Opera, UK
Chinese Woman/Nymph, The Fairy Queen, Purcell - English Bach Festival, Covent Garden, UK
Trash (cover), The Fairy Queen, Purcell - English National Opera, London UK
Moira (cover), The Handmaid’s Tale, Rudders - English National Opera, London UK