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Mrs Maria Rivington
Mrs Maria Rivington

Biography

Maria's passion and interest in the Human Voice and its potential started in Swedish Cathedral School in the 1980s.
After A levels she spent 4 years as a singer in a professional rep theatre ensemble and as a rock/pop session singer before vocal studies at the Academy of Music and Drama in Gothenburg where she graduated with a Master of Music (MMus) in 1990, specialising in Performance and Pedagogy.

An interest in English literature also lead to a degree (BA Hons) in Linguistics and English Language the same year from the University of Gothenburg's Humanities faculty.

In the early 90s, Maria maintained a career as a performer including Donna Anna (Mozart: Don Giovanni) Monica (Menotti: The Medium), The Countess (Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro) Fiordiligi (Boismortier's Moro per Amore) and recordings (Prokofiev: The Fiery Angel for Deutsche Gramophone) and as a concert soloist.
But her broad interest in music and repertoire brought her to Sony Music in the mid-90s and an extensive career in UK’s music industry and HR in followed, working for HMV, Kingfisher and Virgin, mixing in classical solo work, session singing, and teaching whenever possible.

In 2006, she formed RIVINGTON VOICE and has since provided vocal- and communication coaching services for prestigious academic institutions, private clients and organisations.
She specialises in using proven pedagogies such as Bel Canto, Accent Method and The still System for genre-specific technical vocal development and rehabilitation for Music Colleges (Visiting Tutor at Goldsmiths University), Choirs, Course Centres and Artists’ Managing Agents as well as private clients from The West End, Radio & TV, Choirs and individual singers preparing for exams, diplomas and auditions.

Twice awarded the title ‘Only Recommended Wedding Soloist in the UK’ by UK BRIDES Magazine, Maria is also frequently hired concert soloist and vocal ensemble singer for mainly oratorios, liturgical repertoire and family events. She has been a soloist at more than 200 weddings/funerals and numerous concerts a e.g. St. Martin-in the-Fields, St John Smith Square

As Communication & Careers Coach, Maria also delivers a broad base of confidence-building individual communication and leadership skills training for UK & European academic institutions, private and corporate clients including
James Innes Group, ILoveToBe Business Education & Consulting, Bocconi Milan, Cambridge University, HEC Paris, IE Madrid, HSBC, Deloitte, Gsk, Royal College of Surgeons, SOAS, Sky News etc.

Contact Maria

Address: Sydenham
Greater London
SE26 4LS
Phone: 07905 618184
Mobile: 07905 618184
Fee (60 minutes): £45.00
Fee (30 minutes): £25.00

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