Violinist Gabryel Smith began his studies at the age of five with his mother, Egmont Trio member Susan Slowick. A native of the Boston area, he attended the New England Conservatory Preparatory School and the Young Artists program at Tanglewood. At the age of seventeen, he made his solo début, performing Lalo’s Symphonie éspagnole with the Salem Philharmonic in Salem, Mass.
A frequent performer in the New York and Boston areas, Gabe holds a dual degree in Violin Performance and History from N.Y.U. where he studied with Stephanie Chase. Along with the SOB, he is a member of The Chelsea Symphony, Concertmaster of the Riverside Orchestra, and is an active freelance musician, performing most recently at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Symphony Space, Le Poisson Rouge, and The National Arts Club. He is also a regular guest performer at the Cape Ann Chamber Music Series in Gloucester, Mass., where he has performed an annual solo recital for the past six seasons. His previous teachers include Anton Miller, Ikuko Mizuno, and Charles Dimmick.
Apart from his work as a musician, Gabe is Assistant Archivist at the New York Philharmonic where he enjoys researching and preserving the history of America’s oldest symphony orchestra. As part of his position at the Philharmonic he curates exhibits in Avery Fisher Hall– most recently on musicians such as Gustav Mahler, Igor Stravinsky, Dimitri Mitropoulos, Bruno Walter, and Felix Mendelssohn. He currently lives in Bushwick, Brooklyn.