Pianist, Accompanist, Soprano and Composer
Gisela is a multifaceted musician with a principal background in piano and piano accompaniment. She also works as a singer and teacher of various musical subjects.
After her undergraduate studies (Piano with side subject Cello) in Frankfurt and her postgraduate diploma (Piano solo) in Weimar, Gisela obtained a MMus in Accompaniment at the Guildhall School for Music and Drama.
She is presently studying singing privately with former Guildhall professor Jessica Cash, preparing for the FTCL diploma.
In April 2015, Gisela started working with Baluji Shrivastav, as pianist for his production "Sohini and Mahival", which was performed in May 2015 at the Southbank at the Alchemy festival. For more information on this ongoing project, see:
Gisela has recently taken up the post as chamber music tutor for the City Lit Institute, where she also works as accompanist and deputy teacher for piano and cello.
As a freelance accompanist, she also works for the City University.
Gisela plays and sings regularly in concerts as a soloist, and is member of several chamber ensembles.
She has accompanied various singers, including Dorothy Ross and Sarah Tynan.
Gisela occasionally transcribes and arranges music and composes for film.
She works as freelance accompanist for Hackney Youth Orchestra, and will start
as a peripatetic piano teacher in St. Jude and St. Paul's primary school in January.
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"Gisela is a fantastic tutor, coach and accompanist and was an extremely supportive and inspiring guide when I worked with her. My first contact with her was to seek someone to guide me through my ABRSM vocal exams. Gisela helped me study my repertoire, record my singing, break it down and understand how to analyse it. To have her with me on the day of the exams was very instrumental to passing as she was a very calm support." David Padua