VIOLINIST GABRIEL GORDON
Violinist Gabriel Gordon studied with Eugene Drucker and Jascha Brodsky, and has performed with many orchestras including the American Symphony, the Santa Fe Symphony, and the New Mexico Philharmonic. Mr. Gordon is a founding member of the Daponte String Quartet, and Trio Excelsior!
Gabriel served as conductor of the Albuquerque Youth Symphony since 2007, leading the orchestra in tours to Chicago, Australia, Austria, and in 2014 to Carnegie Hall in New York City. In August of 2013, The Santa Fe Opera and The Albuquerque Youth Symphony collaborated in a fully staged production of the opera Noah’s Flood by Benjamin Britten with Mr. Gordon as the conductor to wide acclaim.
As Music Director of the Albuquerque Youth Symphony Program from 2009-2014, Mr. Gordon presided over the purchase of a rehearsal facility, and a subsequent expansion that nearly doubled the ensembles in the program including choral ensembles, a guitar ensemble, a third high school orchestra, and a training ensemble for students who wish to become professional musicians.
In 2015, Mr. Gordon became Artistic Director of the NEXT Ensemble, conductor of the Davis Youth Symphony, and is also a violinist with Chamber Orchestra Ogden, as well as the New American Philharmonic.