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Gabriel Gordon is a graduate of the Performing Arts School in New York City. He has served as Music Director of the Greater Newark Youth Orchestra, The New Jersey State Youth Orchestra and the Chamber Orchestra at Tower Hill.
As one of the founding members of the DaPonte String Quartet, he spent ten years honing his musical craft in the art of Chamber Music. “I am a much better conductor for having spent those years in a string quartet. Rather than just beating time and giving orders, I feel a conductor is much more like a chamber music partner with the orchestra. This creates an amazing connection between the conductor and the players, says Gordon. New Jersey’s Star Ledger confirms this by writing, “Mr. Gordon has a wonderful rapport with his musicians.
Originally from New York City, Gabriel Gordon made his professional conducting debut with the Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea in 1998, and soon formed the Chamber Orchestra at Tower Hill with players from the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra and the New Jersey Symphony.
Also a violinist, he currently plays with both the Santa Fe Symphony and the New Mexico Symphony, and has performed on the Placitas Artist Series, as well as with Serenata of Santa Fe, The Church of Beethoven, and Chatter, a Chamber Ensemble. Mr. Gordon has also guest conducted the Santa Fe Symphony and Chatter.
He has studied with some of the great luminaries of conducting including Kenneth Kiesler, Gustav Meier, Harold Farberman, David Gilbert, and Jonathan Strasser.