VC YOUNG ARTIST | Gabriel Martins, 22 — "A Revealed Heart, Passion, and Intellect"

American-Brazilian cellist, Gabriel Martins, has been praised by critics and audiences for his sophisticated musicality and nuanced palette of colors

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A graduate of the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, where he studied with Ralph Kirshbaum, and a current student of Laurence Lesser at the New England Conservatory, Gabriel is a former major prize winner of the Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition, Sphinx Competition, Schadt String Competition, Orford Music Award, and the International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians.

His recent debuts include solo engagements with the Aspen Conducting Academy Orchestra, Fukuda Ensemble, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Modesto Symphony Orchestra, New Russia State Symphony Orchestra, Sphinx Symphony Orchestra, and USC Thornton Symphony.

Gabriel currently performs on a composite 1690 Francesco Ruggieri cello.

VC YOUNG ARTIST GABRIEL MARTINS | ELGAR | CELLO CONCERTO | 4TH MVT | RODERICK COX & SPHINX SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA | 2020

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST GABRIEL MARTINS | BACH | CELLO SUITES 1, 2, AND 3 | 2021

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST GABRIEL MARTINS & VALERIA RESJAN | GINASTERA | PAMPEANA NO. 2 | 2020

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST GABRIEL MARTINS & JOSEPH LICCARDO | SCHUMANN | DREI ROMANZEN | 2019

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST GABRIEL MARTINS & ALIN MELIK-ADAMYAN | BOCCHERINI | CELLO SONATA "L'IMPERATRICE" | 1ST MVT | 2017

 

Name: Gabriel Martins

Cello: Francesco Ruggieri composite, c. 1690, Cremona

Bow: François Nicolas Voirin, c. 1880, Paris

Strings: Larsen Magnacore Arioso

Rosin: Andrea Sanctus 

Teachers: Susan Moses | Ralph Kirshbaum | Laurence Lesser

Schools: IU Jacobs School of Music USC Thornton School of Music | New England Conservatory

YouTube: @Gabriel Martins - Cello

Facebook: @gmartinscello 

Instagram: @gabrielmartinscello