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From symphonies to chamber music, musical theater, rock bands, country, reggae, and jazz ensembles, Gabriel's talent and experience crosses many genres. His professional demeanor, positive attitude and formidable skill make him one of the top freelance musicians in the Southeast. 

Below are some of the groups and artists Gabriel has had the privilege to perform with. Whether acting as principal bass, section member, upright bass player for hire or creative partner, Gabriel adds value to every ensemble he works with.

Albany Symphony 

Columbus Symphony Orchestra (Georgia)

The Gainesville Orchestra

Greenville Symphony Orchestra

Hilton Head Symphony

The Hollywood Concert Orchestra

Savannah Philharmonic

Sinfonia Gulf Coast

Valdosta Symphony Orchestra

The Artifactual String Unit

Chamber Cartel

Panthera Leo Atrox


Amy Grant

Chris Tomlin

Il Divo

Il Volo

János Starker

Kristin Chenoweth

Michael W. Smith

Rachel Barton Pine

Sarah McLachlan

Walfredo Reyes Jr


The Band of Doctors

Daddy O Strut

The Ghosts Project

Guido's Hand

Jah Richie

Jeremy Aggers

John Burke

The Nathaniel Johnstone Band

Paul Mercer

Space Mirrors


Young Country


Gabe is unquestionably a versatile and solid musician. What I love most about performing with Gabe, aside from him always being professional and reliable, is he brings an energy to every gig that is most enjoyable to work with. Even after spending weeks of touring and performing with an orchestra throughout China with little rest, Gabe brought so much humor and positivity to an orchestra that was understandably getting tired and cranky. This energy is also evident in his wonderful playing, especially in an ensemble setting. I always look forward to performing with Gabe!


Amy O'Dell

Professional Pianist

Co-director, Smol Ensemble and Alya Ensemble


Gabriel Monticello currently serves with distinction as principal bass of the Albany Symphony Orchestra after having played in the section for several years and ultimately winning the auditions for principal bass. Gabriel is a respected member of the orchestra whom I rely on to lead his section; he consistently performs at a high professional level and is always willing to go the extra mile for the ASO.

Claire Hillard

Music Director and Conductor, Albany Symphony Orchestra


Gabriel Monticello is a member of the contrabass section for the Valdosta Symphony Orchestra. He has performed with great rhythmic drive and I always enjoy having him as a stand partner! Mr. Monticello performs in several other orchestras and teaches young bassists in the Atlanta area. One of his students, Nicholas Bruno, will be studying under me at VSU on scholarship for his performance abilities. Gabe is versatile acoustic and electric bassist.

Tod Leavitt

Senior Lecturer of Contrabass, Valdosta State University

Principal Bassist, Valdosta Symphony Orchestra 

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