Gabriel Gordon, violinist, conductor, composer, and arranger, has been performing professionally for over 35 years. As a violinist, Gabriel studied with Jonathan Strasser, Laura Hamilton, Rafail Sobelevsky, Eugene Drucker and Jascha Brodsky.
He has performed with many orchestras such as the American Symphony, Philomusica New York, the Santa Fe Symphony, and the New Mexico Philharmonic. Mr. Gordon is a founding member of the Daponte String Quartet, and Trio Excelsior!, and has enjoyed performing on many Chamber Music series in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maine, New Mexico, and Utah. In 2015, Mr. Gordon founded NEXT Ensemble – a new and unique chamber collective with several concert series in Ogden and has had several of his compositions and arrangements premiered there.
Gabriel is also a violinist with Chamber Orchestra Ogden having served in the section and as concertmaster. Recently, Gabriel has been found freelancing in the Salt Lake City area, performing with many ensembles including Ballet West, and is the Resident Artist with the Salty Cricket Composers Collective. As Resident Artist for the next two years, Gabriel will be collaborating with several Utah-based composers on works written for him for solo violin, as well as performing works written by himself. In 2015,
Gabriel became the Conductor of the Davis Youth Symphony Program, and in 2018 was asked to guest conduct Chamber Orchestra Ogden and Imagine Ballet for their productions of “Fairyopolis” and the U.S. premiere of “Konservatoriet”. In 2019, Gabriel served as the Cover Conductor for Ballet West’s 75th anniversary of “The Nutcracker”, and in 2020 he created a new elite youth string ensemble, the Ogden Camerata.