Gabi Argov - Vocal Tutor, 2007 Summer School
Having started playing the piano at 3 and achieving honours at the Royal Schools of Music, Gabi has performed and directed all over the world. Now domiciled in Israel, Gabi is heavily involved in choral, theatre and musical direction throughout the country. Gabi's highly diversified musical activities have enabled her to attain enormous stage-experience in Classical Music, Musicals, Theatre, Instrumental and Vocal, and she feels equally at home in all of the above disciplines. Being an active performer herself, she is well versed in all aspects of stage behaviour, and specializes in accessing the emotional connection between the actor/singer and the text/song/dramatic scene and realizing them on the stage.
Gabi currently works with the Ramat Gan Chamber Choir and the Efroni Youth Choir. In her capacity as accompanist and writing vocal arrangements, she works beyond conventional musical accompaniment, giving workshops on Rhythm and Vocal Style, and has very recently created a workshop called: "I am the creator of my stage"an in-depth experiential workshop which tackles the question of "How much can I create within any given production/ performance? How can I insert my personal qualities when there is a director/conductor who imposes his personal taste"? She writes vocal arrangements for the ensembles with which she works. In 1986 she partnered with Israeli singer Dafna Zahavi to produce an evening of Israeli Artistic Music. The two have been performing together ever since, touring both in Israel and abroad, and have two highly acclaimed CD's both produced and arranged by Gabi. Gabi collaborates with several of Israels foremost performing artists including Matti Caspi, composer and singer, whom she accompanies regularly; she also performs with author/lyricist Dan Almagor in literary evenings presented by Mr. Almagor, playing and singing texts composed by Israeli poets. Gabi also works with both business people and private individuals who wish to improve their expressive abilities. This work includes Body Language and Voice work, breathing, simulations, accessing intent and putting it into motion.Gabi lives in Tel Aviv, Israel, with her musician husband and two daughters.