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Iwona Gapinska - Shamsan

Iwona Gapinska “Yvonne Shamsan” is an Inspirational,
Vegan songwriter, singer, recording artist, movie producer, photographer, performer, actress and fashion designer, she is also the Admin for Facebook group "Children Be Safe" and "Cuties Invasion", promoting human and animal rights. She was born and raised in Poland, she traveled in 30 countries with music contracts, also the contracts as the support worker with the disabled people and children.

Yvonne Shamsan released her album "We Are" in 2016, and in 2017 she was almost ready with her two new albums (English and Polish) when she stopped the co-operation with Nautilus Records, MA, after 3 years contract, in consequence of the tensions when Nautilus Records forced her to stop her social network, her honest conversations with family, friends and followers, to close her Facebook groups and timelines, and she refused to follow the rules that she found unethical. She repeats she needs to be true with her family, friends, group members and the honesty is the inseparable part of her artistic creativity.

Writing the lyrics, songs, recording the music projects, vocals, choirs, keyboards, movies, making the photo session, stylization, design, sewing, she cooks some amazing Vegan kitchen.

Shamsan worked for Nautilus Records MA in years 2014 - 2107, writing the lyrics, songs, recording the new music projects, vocals, choirs, keyboards, with music consultations, translations, photo sessions, recording movies, preparing stylization, design.
In years 2012 - 2014 she kept recording her new compositions, and also sewing, designing, making outfits for children and adults to assure her safety in USA.
In 2012, Shamsan became a show time singer at the Manhattan,
Byblos Restaurant in New York; was invited from the big group
of the performers to present her solo show of her compositions
in popular Side Walk Cafe in New York, and appeared in the Jazz
& R&B clubs of Manhattan (Cleopatra, Village Underground,
Sugar Bar,) singing the smooth jazz and R&B music with a warm
applaud of the audience, and started developing more of her
new projects as a music composer. Her first album was released
recently on March of 2016.

During the years of 2010 to 2011 she worked as a singer and
band leader for Proship Agency Montreal and Royal Caribbean Miami,
on board of "Independence of The Seas" Cruise Line at sea;
From 2009 to 2008, she became a soloist singer in Cyprus
at 5* hotels located in Paphos, as the Athena, Mykonos, Cypria Bay,
Saint George, and Aqua Sol Hotels and in Limassol.
During these same years, she also performed in Germany, Switzerland
and in some towns of Poland.
Between 2003 and 2007, Shamsan became a supporter for
the Consensus Company in England, got a contract as the soloist
and front singer in a ballroom band for the Proship Agency
in Montreal and Princess Lines, on board of “Golden Princess”
Cruise Line, and the contract as the soloist singer
in Crowne Plaza Hotel 5* in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.
During the first eight months of 2005 she signed a contract
as the soloist singer in Hawaii Grand Hotel 5* in Limassol,
Cyprus,recorded some shows for Greek TV and performed I
n Krefeld, Hamm (Germany).
In years 2003 and 2004 she performed in many towns and places
of Poland as the soloist singer, the shows in the open were
performed for some hundreds and thousands people each.
Between 1999 and 2002 she worked as an artistic teacher and
leader for children’s workshops (poetry, music and drama).
Shamsan also has been doing solo concerts with original music,
pop, ballroom, musical, smooth jazz, spiritual, dance, Latin and
soul repertoire; Laureate - the first place in the Festival
of Entertainment Music in Chelmno, Poland. On 2001, Shamsan
took a Polish Jazz Seminar with Susan Moninger, a teacher from
Berkeley College of Music and was chosen (from about 150 Polish
singers) to be one of the four soloists in the final jazz concert
presented by the director Susan Moninger in Music Academy
in Bydgoszcz, Poland.
From 1993 to 1999 , she Worked in the Polish music theater
“Theater Of Entertainment” in Chorzow, Poland as the singer,
actress and dancer in a thousands of the musicals like ”Evita”,
“Cabaret”, “Fiddler on the Roof”, “Gershwin”, “Disquiet Ocean”,
“Wizard Of Oz”, and many others.
At the “Theater of Entertainment” in Chorzow, she worked with
top directors, choreographers, stylists and voice teachers
of the Polish Music industry and did other international workshops
for professional singers. She also did many performances, concerts
and musicals for the audience of all generations, including wide
variety repertoire for children. Some of her performances with
the theater were in Warsaw, in the other towns in Poland and also
in other countries. Many of these performances were recorded
and transmitted by Polish and foreign TV. Together with the artists
of The Theater of Entertainment in Chorzow she also performed
at “The Dramatic Theater of Warsaw’s Palace of Culture and Science” and other big theaters in Poland and abroad.
Studied singing with the professors of the best Music Academies
in Poland and other countries, and in other countries; joined
the International Jazz Workshops in Pulawy and Chodziez, Poland,
and was selected as one of the soloists of the final concerts of these
events, from some hundreds of the singers, and that was during
the Summer holiday breaks from the work in the theater;
From 1992 to 1994 went to College for Professional Singers
in Poznan, worked in the musical with the music of Krzesimir Debski
in Bielsko Biala, Poland and, from 1988 to 1992 she studied
at the College for the Professional Seamstresses and Designers
in Poland, “Technikum Odziezowe We Wloclawku”
and started working as a seamstress in a Polish Factory.
From 1980 to 1992 she started being a soloist and a choir singer
for Christian Music and also became the youngest singer and dancer
in the traditional folk band, she performed in many performances
at school;
Between 1982 to 1988 Shamsan was taking piano lessons;
She has been a fashion consultant At the Red Carpet Gown salon
for Jewish Customers, sewing high end evening gowns, she adds
some new projects to her design page occasionally, preparing
a clothing line for the little toddlers, but she is definitely
absorbed with her work as the music composer and recording artist
the most.

For Shamsan’s interviews, bookings and performances please contact yvonneshamsan@gmail.com

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