Gabriel played Beethoven’s Concerto No. 1 in C major, op. 15, I. Allegro con troppo, an 18-minute selection.
He is 11 years old and in the 6th grade at La Mariposa Montessori School in Santa Fe. He studies with Falko Steinbach.
Gabriel received a cash prize of $2,500 and as part of his award will be a soloist in the Zoo Music Series featuring the New Mexico Philharmonic in the opening concert for the 2020 season at the Albuquerque BioPark Zoo, on Friday, June 5, 2020, Roberto Minczuk, conducting.
Gabriel will also perform on the opening evening of the 6th Southwest Piano Festival sponsored by Elias-Axel Pettersson and Jessica Yam, August 7, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. The performance will be held at the New Mexico School of Music, 136 Washington St. SE, Suite J, in Albuquerque.