Gabriel Dias
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Gabriel Dias

Gabriel D.

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I am a professional trumpet player and an experienced brass teacher. I moved to the UK in 2014 and have been working with orchestras such as the Royal Philharmonic, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, and have also performed as a soloist with the New Mozart Ensemble and the Verbier Chamber Orchestra in Switzerland. I graduated from the Juilliard School in New York in 2012 and spent one year with a contract with the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra as assistant principal trumpet. I have also been a member of the Verbier Festival and Chamber Orchestras since 2012, touring with them all over Europe and Asia. As a teacher, my experiences have been diverse. I was the trumpet coach of the pre-college program at the Juilliard School during my time as a postgraduate student and have taught at workshops in Rio de Janeiro. I am currently the brass teacher at St George’s Ascot, a brass tutor for both Lambeth and Sutton music services, a brass coach for the Chineke Orchestra, and the sabbatical cover trumpet teacher at Wellington College. I also have several private pupils, all of whom have achieved high distinctions in both the ABRSM and Trinity exams they have taken. Having developed my playing from a young age within brass and wind bands, big bands, and symphony orchestras, I believe that ensemble playing has a huge importance on the development of young musicians, and the capacity to stimulate and motivate individuals onto fantastic achievements, musical and otherwise.

About Gabriel D.

Professional Orchestral Experience

The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra
The BBC National Orchestra of Wales
The Welsh National Opera – Guest Principal
The Aurora Orchestra – Guest Principal
The Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra – Guest Principal
The Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra – Co Principal
The Chineke Orchestra – Principal
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
The London Metropolitan Orchestra – Recording Sessions
The Flanders Symphony Orchestra
The Riot Ensemble – Guest Principal
The Brazilian Symphony Orchestra - Assistant Principal
Rio de Janeiro Municipal Theater Orchestra - Second Trumpet
Petrobrás Sinfonica
Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas – Principal
Sinfonia Cymru

Training

The Verbier Festival Orchestra- Principal
The Juilliard School Orchestra - Principal
The Manhattan School of Music Symphony Orchestra - Principal
Lorin’s Maazel Castleton Festival Orchestra- Principal
The Tuscia Opera Festival Orchestra, Italy – Principal
Campos do Jordão International Music Festival- Principal

Solo

The Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra - Trumpet soloist alongside pianist Behzod Abduraimov,
Shostakovich Piano Concerto, Germany 2017

The Caversham Ensemble – Soloist , Purcell, Haydn and Telemann Concertos, 2016-2019
The New Mozart Orchestra – Soloist, Haydn Concerto 2016

Chamber Music

Founder and director of Rio Brass Band
The Meridian Brass Ensemble
Member of the Brass Quintet of the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra
Member of the Brass Quintet of the Juilliard School
Caversham Ensemble
Riverside Brass Quintet
Rio Camerata
Latin American Brass
Manhattan School of Music Brass Ensemble

Awards

Kurt Masur’s recommendation letter
Marga and Arthur King Scholarship
The Elizabeth Beinecke Scholarship
Frieda & Harry Aronson Scholarship
E.& B. Weinstock Scholarship
Irene Diamond Scholarship
Jerome L. Greene Fellowship
The Lilian Fuchs Memorial Chamber Music Competition

Education

The Juilliard School, Masters in Music, Classical Trumpet, class of 12'
Manhattan School of Music, Bachelor of Music, Classical Trumpet

Teachers include: Mark Gould, Thomas Smith, Vincent Penzarella

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Experience

Extra Trumpet Player
May 2016 - Feb 2021

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Extra Trumpet Player
May 2019 - Jan 2021

The Welsh National Opera

Co-Principal Trumpet
Jan 2014 - Jan 2021

The Verbier Chamber Orchestra

Education

Masters in Music
Sep 2010 - May 2012

Juilliard School

Bachelors in Music
Sep 2006 - May 2010

The Manhattan School of Music

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Portuguese

Fluent / Native Proficiency

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