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Biography

Gil Shaked-Agababa

Began her musical education in Israel with Eva Wassermann-Margolis and Richard Lesser. She graduated from Thelma Yellin High School of the Arts and completed a bachelors and master degree from the Cologne University of Music and Dance, in the class of Prof. Ralph Manno. In 2018 she graduated with a second master degree from the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki in the class of Harri Mäki.  She was a clarinet apprentice at the Finnish National Opera and the Finnish Radio symphony orchestra, as well as a substitute in many orchestras, such as Tpiola Sinfonietta, Turku Philharmonic and Sinfonia Lahti. In concert season 2015-16 she played in “Philharmonisches Orchester Kiel”, Germany. Since November 2016 Gil is Principal clarinetist of Jyväskylä Sinfonia, Finland. 

Gil performed as a soloist with a number of  orchestras such as the Warsaw Symphony, the Israel Chamber Orchestra, Klassische Philharmonie Bonn and Jyväskylä Sinfonia.

In recent years, Gil recorded several chamber music projects both for German and Finnish radio (WDR and Yle). Together with Duo partner Pascal Schweren she recorded a debut album in 2013 with the title “Dance Preludes”, featuring music by Debussy, Martinu, Berg, Vossebrecker and Lutoslawsky.

Gil is giving courses at the annual “Internationaler Kunstsommer Arnsberg”. The smaller workshop for pupils and amateurs will take place this year for the 9th time. Additionally, since 5 years Gil has been inviting world-class clarinetist to give a masterclass for music students and high level players. Famous instrument maker Jochen Seggelke, whose instruments Gil plays, has become a regular guest in the courses with a lecture/concert and instrument exhibition.

Gil Shaked-Agababa won several prizes in competitions and is a recipient of scholarships from the America Israel Cultural Foundation, the “Musikstiftung Köln”, the Lions Club, and the Yehudi Menuhin organization “Live Music Now”. She has also participated in the West Eastern Divan Orchestra conducted by Daniel Barenboim.

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