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.
Columbus Symphony Orchestra (Georgia)
The Gainesville Orchestra
Greenville Symphony Orchestra
Hilton Head Symphony
The Hollywood Concert Orchestra
Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Valdosta Symphony Orchestra
The Artifactual String Unit
Panthera Leo Atrox
Michael W. Smith
Rachel Barton Pine
Walfredo Reyes Jr
The Band of Doctors
Daddy O Strut
The Ghosts Project
The Nathaniel Johnstone Band
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!
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.
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.
Senior Lecturer of Contrabass, Valdosta State University
Principal Bassist, Valdosta Symphony Orchestra