London-based Guildhall School of Music and Drama graduate (with distinction), Gabriela Opacka-Boccadoro is an active classical and cross-genre artist. Gabriela collaborates with London Philharmonic Orchestra, and is a session violinist for film, TV and games. She sings with the London Contemporary Voices performing at the Royal Albert Hall and Metropolis Studios, and records for cross-genre artists such as Jules Buckley at Air Studios in London.
As a classical violinist, Gabriela has performed solo with the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice, Southbank Sinfonia in Cadogan Hall in London, Krakow Academy of Music Orchestra conducted by Jerzy Maksymiuk and has been a section leader for the International Philharmonic Orchestra in New York performing in Carnegie Hall. Gabriela is a prize winner of the 2012 Young Paganini International Violin Competition.
An emerging conductor, Gabriela conducted Stravinsky's Histoire du Soldat in a theatre staging at the Music Theatre Academy in Nimes, France. Currently, she is working on the ‘Górecki in Motion’ project, combining chamber music and electronic sounds to achieve a fully immersive audiovisual experience. As a Teaching Artist, she worked at the Zenon Brzewski International Music Course, and is due to perform at the Open Chamber Music IMS Prussia Cove later this year.
Gabriela is a collaborator with the Veles Ensemble on a recording of Egon Wellesz’s
“sequence of wonderfully spare, atonal miniatures, in which not a note is wasted” (The Guardian). Her self-released album of works by M. Ravel transcribed for violin and harp (w/ Oliver Wass) will soon be featured on IDAGIO.