Biography

Irith Gabriely

Irith Gabriely, the Queen of Jewish Soul, was born in Haifa, Israel. After studying Music [Clarinet, Piano, and Conducting] and Philosophy from 1968 to 1972 at the University of Tel Aviv, she played first clarinet in the Symphony Orchestra of the Darmstadt State Theater. Her musical expression is completely authentic thanks to her Jewish origin. As well, she plays her instrument with virtuousity and clarity. Since 1986, she has successfully played many recitals with her Colalaila Quartet. With this ensemble, she won the first prize at the Klezmer Festival 1991 in Zafat, Israel. She received a further special award with Colalaila at the Edinburgh Festival in 1998.