2017 Musicians & FellowsAidan Gabriels

Aidan, born in Perth comes from a family of four all starting violin at a young age. He was introduced to violin at the age of five and at 10 he received a scholarship to begin studying the French Horn at John XXIII College as a part of the band program. 

Aidan has received tutelage from some of Australia’s leading Horn players, including Robert Gladstones, Peter Luff and Ysolt Clarke.

Aidan began his tertiary study in 2012 studying a Bachelor of Music at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (continuing to study with Robert Gladstones). In 2014 Aidan moved to Brisbane to continue his Bachelor of Music and at the completion of his degree was invited to perform in Brisbane’s three-month season of Cameron Mackintosh’s Les Miserables. Aidan has now moved to Melbourne in 2017 to begin tutelage at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) under Sydney Symphony Orchestra Principle Horn, Ben Jacks.

Aidan has made appearances with orchestras all over Australia, including the Western Australian Symphony Orchestra, Tasmania Symphony Orchestra, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Camerata of St Johns Chamber Orchestra, among others. A long-term member of the Australian Youth Orchestra, he recently toured to Europe and China, performing in some of the world’s most renowned concert venues as part of the AYO 2016 International Tour.

Photo by Pia Johnson

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