Performer, Educator, Clinician
Gabriel Monticello’s music career is a diverse blend of genres and styles. He is one of the top freelance classical musicians in the Southeast. Gabriel earned a Bachelor of Music Performance from Valdosta State University under the tutelage of Dr. James Barket and a Master of Music from The University of Florida where he studied with Mr. Kevin Cassiday.
Gabriel serves as principal bass for the Albany Symphony, assistant principal for the Valdosta Symphony Orchestra, and frequently performs with the Savannah Philharmonic, Hilton Head Symphony, Sinfonia Gulf Coast and many others in the region. Gabriel has toured internationally with The Hollywood Concert Orchestra and Spaceseed. He can be heard performing with modern ensembles including The Artifactual String Unit, Panthera Leo Atrox, and Atlanta Improvisors Orchestra. Gabriel also plays bass guitar for Space Mirrors which includes members from The United States, United Kingdom, Italy and Russia. Gabriel has frequently performed with the art duo The Ghosts Project, and has had the honor of performing with artists such as 2cellos, Kristen Chenoweth, Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, Sarah McLachlan, Chris Tomlin, Il Divo, Il Volo, The Nathaniel Johnstone Band, Walfredo Reyes Jr, Rachel Barton Pine and János Starker.
In addition to serving as bass faculty for the Atlanta Chamber Music Festival, Gabriel has served as a clinician for many camps including Upbeat String Camp, Bass Day at Columbus State, Valdosta State University Bass Day, University of Florida Bass Bash as well as many High Schools and Middle Schools in the Atlanta Area.
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