A FEW WORDS ABOUT GIOVANA BERVIAN
GIOVANA BERVIAN is a singer and instrumentalist, with classical and popular training, focusing her career in world music, instrumental music, and Brazilian popular music (MPB). Giovana began her music studies and classical guitar as a child at the Institute Carlos Gomes, in Carazinho, RS, her hometown. Later she studied guitar at Palestrina College, in Porto Alegre.
From 2002 to 2006, Giovana and journalist Luciana Tornquist jointly produced and hosted a weekly radio program dedicated to choral music named “UFRGS em Canto” (UFRGS in Chants), at the University Radio.
As a choral singer, she joined the UFRGS University Choir (Coral da UFRGS), the University of Alberta Mixed Chorus and the Edmonton Metropolitan Chorus, studying voice with sopranos Rosana Lofrano, Janet Smith, baritone David Wilson, through his workshop Body, Breath and Voice Integrative Therapy, and singer Anna Beaumont, through her workshop The Authentic Voice. She also studied Chant, Mantra and Bhajan at the Indian Music Academy with Professor Sharmila Mathur and singer Shruti Nair.
Concerts she joined in Brazil include Carmina Burana (Carl Orff), Symphony n.9 and Choral Fantasy (Beethoven), Cantata BWV 12 and Christmas Oratorium (Bach), Coronation Mass and Mass in C Major KW 115 (Mozart). In Edmonton, Giovana also joined the musical Titanic: the Musical in Concert, performed at the Francis Winspear Centre for Music.
Mixing her formal education both in classic and pop music, Giovana started her solo career as a singer in 2011. Her repertoire includes world music, free jazz and bossa nova classics. In 2013 Giovana was introduced to the work of artist, filmmaker and composer Julio Munhoz, whose music compositions met her music style and reinforced her plans of recording an album with original songs, which resulted in the recording of the álbum A Cor Dar (2017).
In film, Giovana has worked in a variety of roles. In one of her most recent works, she composed and performed two music scores to the documentary film Portuguese Cultures in Edmonton, produced and directed by Julio Munhoz to Telus Optik TV, Canada. The film was invited to be part of the 60st Porto Alegre International Book Fair (2014) and was officially selected to the International Short-Film Festival of Faro - FARCUME, Portugal (2015). Other films she has worked as assistant producer and assistant director: 'Diverse Women: Weavers of Social Change' (2017) and 'Sundre Museum' (2017).