Miss. Melody Giron
Cellist Melody Giron was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. She began her musical studies at age four at the New England Conservatory of Music, Preparatory School where she studied cello and voice. Melody gave her debut solo performance at the age of ten at the Commander’s Mansion in in Watertown, MA. She has since performed in concert halls in China, Europe, South America, Central America and the United States with orchestras, chamber groups, and as a soloist. Performances include venues such as Carnegie Hall (New York), Symphony Hall (Boston, MA), Jordan hall (Boston, MA) Snape Maltings Concert Hall (Aldeburgh, England), and Radio City Music Hall (New York) among others. Melody currently resides in New York City where she is actively engaged in a variety of solo and ensemble work as well as teaching.
A versatile player, Melody was recently cast to perform on camera for a GMC Acadia 2017 commercial, currently airing on cable tv, internet, and movie theaters. She also recently acted and performed on cello as “The Musician” in the Off-Broadway production of The Sandbox by Edward Albee directed by Lila Neugebauer at Signature Theatre in NYC. She performed for a crowd of 35,000 people with Stevie Wonder, for his Songs in the Key of Life Tour 2015 at New Jersey’s Prudential Center and New York City’s Madison Square Garden. Melody also appeared on TV as a member of the string ensemble for NBC’s America’s Got Talent season 10 and can also be seen performing on Amazonprime’s TV series, Mozart In The Jungle Season 2.
Engaged in a variety of contemporary work as well, Melody recently went on tour with the Holographic Ensemble performing music by composer Daniel Wohl. Additionally, in 2015, Melody was assistant principal for the Contemporary Saxophone Project chamber orchestra’s performance with Javier Oviedo at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. In December, Giron was invited to perform as part of renowned pianist and Irish music producer, Phil Coulter’s Twilight Christmas String Quartet. While on tour with Coulter, Giron performed for former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton at Carnegie Hall. In the summer of 2014, Melody was invited to perform for Boston Guitarfest’s “Emerging Artist Concert” at New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall.
In 2013 Melody was an orchestra member of the Britten-Pears Young Artiste Programme in Aldebrugh, England, for the widely proclaimed production of Benjamin Britten’s opera, Peter Grimes. She also participated in Penderecki Academy Orchestra of Westfalen, Germany as well as the Luslawice Academy Orchestra of Poland under the direction of Krzysztof Penderecki, as principal cellist. In 2012, Giron attended the International Holland Music Sessions, culminating a solo recital at Ruinkerk in Bergen, The Netherlands. Melody has also been a member of the Aims in Graz Orchestra, in Austria, where she was assistant principal cellist to Mimi Mcshane of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. In 2011, Giron was invited to perform Saint-Saens’ The Swan with the orchestra of the Sienna Summer Music Festival in Italy.
While attending the Peabody Conservatory of Music for her master’s degree, Giron’s string trio was invited to perform in a master class with Takacs Quartet and Elma Oliviero. Trio Vivre was also invited to perform in the “Thursday Noon Recital Series” for which Peabody Conservatory faculty selects their most advanced performers. Giron was also invited to play as a soloist for the conservatory’s “Thursday Noon Recital Series” in 2014.
Melody has worked with prominent artists and teachers such as the Takacs Quartet, the Peabody Trio, The Borromeo String Quartet, Vivian Weilerstein, James Buswell, Lucy Chapman, John Heiss, Ran Blake, Benjamin Zander, and Hugh Wolff. Her summer studies have been with renowned pedagogues, Eloenore Schoenfeld, Orlando Cole, Metta Watts, Dmitri Ferschtman, and Rienhard Latzko. In 2011, Melody collaborated with renowned pianist/harpsichordist John Gibbons for her senior recital at New England Conservatory.
Committed and passionate about teaching and pedagogy, Giron completed the two year Suzuki Method teacher training program at the School For Strings in Manhattan, New York under the tutelage of Pamela Devenport. Giron holds a private studio of over a dozen students in addition to teaching for Tone Academy of Music and Harmony Program, a non-profit organization geared towards providing music education to low-income families of the NYC metro area.
Melody earned her bachelor’s degree in cello performance from The New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, MA under the tutelage of Natasha Brofsky. She earned her master’s degree in cello performance from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD, at which she studied with Alan Stepansky.