Gabriella solo recitals captivate audiences around the globe; her critically acclaimed recordings span solo, chamber and orchestral works on the Claves, Koch, Stradivarius, Dal Segno and Ambitus labels, and she has also made many live recordings for French, German, Italian and Swiss Radio. She is also the winner of numerous prizes, awards and scholarships, including the 1989 Victor Salvi Competition, Italy, and the 1992 Junge Kunstler prize, Switzerland.
Her wide and varied repertoire covers most solo, concertos, chamber music repertoire as well as Orchestral works (symphonic, operatic and ballet).
Gabriella has performed important works of the solo contemporary repertoire as well as premiering and commissioning many others (Jackson, Be not Afeared, Benati, Marson XL, Perga, Thomas, Streak, etc) She has worked extensively with Gruppo Musica Insieme di Cremona, the iconinc group of Luciano Berio and Cathy Berberian, Avanguardia 80, and the German contemporary music group Kontraste, Gabriella has worked with composers on writing for the harp in BBC composers workshops, courses (Orkney Festival) and has given classes in composing for harp. . She has also appeared regularly and recorded with distinguished chamber ensembles like the Vienna Virtuosi, Divertissement Ensemble and the Holst Singers.
Recent solo concerts include an Italian tour with Debussy’s Danses Sacree et Prophane, recitals in the UK and Italy, as well as performances of Mozart flute and Harp Concerto with Flutist Anna Noakes and The London Virtuosi, and solo and chamber music performances with the Gabrieli Consort, and St Johns Orchestra at Kings Place.
Gabriella free lances with some of the most outstanding UK and European orchestras: the Vienna Philharmonic, Vienna State Opera, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonia, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the English Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Conductors she works with include Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Mariss Jansen, Valery Gergiev, Simon Rattle, Lorin Maazel, Sir Colin Davis, Antonio Pappano, Bernard Haitink, Segei Osawa, Esa Pekka Salonen amongst countless others.
As well as her work as Head of Harp at Trinty Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London, and her recent appointment at Chethams School of Music in Manchester UK, Gabriella gives masterclasses, harp courses and orchestral courses in Italy, Spain, France, Sweden, Singapore, Tasmania and Australia. She has been a jury member in competitions, (BBC Young Musician of the Year (strings final); F.Godefroid International Harp Competition in Belgium, Arpaplus in Spain, North London Competion, etc).
She is actively involved in community music projects, ranging from babies of a few months old to elderly people, hospitals and special needs schools. Her wide experience of teaching all ages and all backgrounds reflects her commitment to music-making at the highest international level, not only in the solo scene but also chamber music and orchestral, and community work and cross- collaborations. Gabriella and choreographer Susan Sentler work together with dancers and harpists to promote new explorations between movement, sounds and shapes.
On a lighter tone, she has also played with Tina Turner on Television in occasion of her 60th Birthday concert, and with Sting, Phil Collins, Elton John at the RAH in London ( and Kazabian, the Petshop Boys, Faith SFX, world champion DJ Switch).
Born in Bologna, Italy, Gabriella studied in Italy, France and Germany with Pierre Jamet and Fabrice Pierre, Jaqueline Borot, Giselle Herbert and Anna Loro. Now based in London, she continues to follow an international and high profile career performing and teaching the harp.