he has a degree in social work and withdrew from that profession to devote herself to her art vocation.

She studied vocal technique with Beatriz Pazos, Carlos Carzoglio and later with Catie Cowan at the Folk Music School of Chicago (in the United States).

She began to sing professionally in 1997 —the year she was awarded with the Premio Iris as tango revelation by the journal El País of Montevideo— and at the La Casa de Becho she used to appear on weekends.

In 1998, she settled in North America and lived for two years in Chicago. She has appeared at different venues throughout the world: Biltmore Hotel in Miami, Uruguayan consulate in New York, Green Mill jazzclub in Chicago, Restaurante uruguayo and Plaza Sonyen (Expo Lisboa 98), Casa de América Latina in Lisbon, theaters in Coimbra, Viseu and Guarda (Portugal), Uruguayan embassy in Vienna, Art Museum in Vienna, at the Festival RecBeat of Recife, Ciclo Cafés y Bares Notables and Festival de Tango in Buenos Aires.

She sang in the Beatriz Flores Silva’s movie En la Puta Vida and recorded a series of tangos summoned by Hugo Fattoruso for a production the latter made for Japan.

She recorded two discs, the first of them: Tango was recorded in Montevideo and Buenos Aires and released by the New York label Tonos Records, in 2007. In it Giovanna was accompanied by Mario Núñez, Julio Cobelli, Hugo Fattoruso, Rubén Juárez, Cono Castro and Mariano Barroso.

In 2010 her second disc was published: Tangoxidado, with a repertoire based on the oriental contribution to tango with numbers by Alberto Mastra, Juan Carlos Patrón, Víctor Soliño, Federico Silva, José Rótulo.

The musical arrangements were written by Hugo Fattoruso, Álvaro Hagopián, José Ogivieki, Leonel Gasso and Cristian Zárate. She has also rescued and included in her songbook some charts by the pianist César Zagnoli and by the bandoneonist Luis Di Matteo. Tangoxidado was nominated to the Premios Graffiti 2011 in the category Best Tango Album.

In May 2012 she appeared at some of the national universities of the Greater Buenos Aires: Quilmes, Lanús, General Sarmiento and Arturo Jauretche (Florencio Varela).

She is an artist that tries to avoid an obvious repertoire and takes a risk in rescuing the great compositions not always duly spread. She presents them from a standpoint rather unconventional but with the clear purpose of not missing the “dirt” of the genre. Tango, according to her, can be anything, but never light.