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Three Nocturnes : for piano / Gaby Kapps

Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Piano
Instruments: pf

Remembrance (Prelude in C) : for piano / Gaby Kapps

Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Piano
Instruments: pf

An Elegy of Passion : for violoncello and piano / Gaby Kapps

Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Cello and keyboard instrument
Instruments: vc pf

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An Elegy of Passion : for violoncello and piano / Gaby Kapps

Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Cello and keyboard instrument
Instruments: vc pf

 

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Kapps, Gaby

Gaby Kapps (born Maria Gabriella Cappelletti) was born in Melbourne, Australia, on the 23/4/1970 of Italian parents who had migrated to Australia after the war. Her mother, Maria, had a beautiful lyrical voice, while her father, Rocco, wrote poems of melancholy for his lost mother land.
Gaby began her musical studies at the age of 10, first at the St Augustines’s Convent and then at the MacDonald School of music where she immediately evinced her interpretative strain and musical sensitivity. Her instrument was, and still is, the piano. She won a number of piano prizes in Piano Eistefods while still in Australia, and participated in numerous piano and music festivals, where her performances were noticeable for their expressive character. She returned to her parents’ mother land, Italy, at the age of 18.
In Catania, Sicily, she attended the Conservatorium Musicale Vincenzo Bellini, where she obtained her Piano Diploma under the musical teachings and supervision of Maestro Pietro Cavalieri, theory, harmony and analysis with Maestro Riccardo Insolia, morphology with Maestro Spampinato. She also attended chamber music classes at the Conservatiorium.
She attended a number of MasterClasses at the L’Ecole International de Musique, Lausanne Switzerland and Tres/Taio in Trentino Alto Adige, with the Maestro Fausto Zadra and Maestro Giovanetti, distinguishing herself and giving recitals during the duration of the piano seminars. She immediately began working as a piano teacher, while she was also Chapel Music Director at the NAS Sigonella Naval Air base, where her love for choral ensembles began and developed.
She later transferred to Greece, after her marriage with a Greek national she had met in Sicily, who was studying Engineering at the Catania University. There she dedicated her time to teaching, concert giving and choral conducting. She also studied band orchestration and musical composition there, at the Apollonion Odeio of Athens , obtaining a diploma in the skill.
She has also obtained a Diploma in Lyrical Singing.
She began composing late in her life, because, as she often affirms, ‘She did not believe in her capabilities for a very long time’. Through the song-writing experience she realised her talent and greatest passion, that of musical composition. Her compositions, now showcased on SoundCloud, and Youtube are receiving thousands of plays. Moving Classics has showcased her, along with her bio and written approach to music, as a featured lady composer. Maestro Anna Suntyagina played and performed her waltz for piano Solo, A Nostalgic Waltz. She has been showcased on two internet classical music sites as ‘Composer Of the Day’: On ‘Listening to Ladies.com’ in 2016, on ‘Composers Circle.com’ on the 6th of November and Uruguayan ‘Conexion Musica.com’ twice in the same year.
She has recently taken part in the ‘Somextro State of the Art Composers’ Symposium’ for new music, held in the University of Falmouth, Cornwall UK, in October 2016, where she presented four of her compositions and gave a talk in fron of peers and students of the Atheneum.
Some of her music was performed in Romania in 2016, and at the moment her music is broadcasted on Radio Stations in the US and in Melbourne, Australia. In particular her Obsessive Fantasy for String Quartet was broadcasted on Radio WPRB 103.3 FM in Princeton NJ on the programme ‘Classical Discoveries’ 24 hour contemporary composer Marathon hosted by Marvin Rosen.
Gaby Kapps won the February ‘Akademia Music Awards’ 2016, Los Angeles, for her string quartet ‘Obsessive Fantasy for String Quartet’ in three movements.
Gaby is also a jazz singer. She is the proud and happy mother of two talented daughters, Angelica Maria and Antea Cristiana. A role to which she dedicated much time, without regretting one day.