Whether playing in a symphony orchestra, country band, rock band, or musical theater, Gabriel Monticello brings excitement to every performance. His love for all types of music is evident in the eclecticism of his musical career.
“I am very excited to be a part of the Wilderness Act Performance Series. It seems that we live in an increasingly digital world and it is easy to lose focus on our relationship with the environment. This series will be a fun and exciting way to get back in touch with nature and exercise my creativity.”
Gabe’s musical journey began as a lead singer for a hard core metal band. From there he took up electric bass, studied with Bill Brown, and played in numerous bands including Emerald Spirit and Young Country.
Gabe received a Bachelors degree in Music Performance from Valdosta State University and his Masters in Music from the University of Florida. Currently residing in Atlanta, Georgia Gabe is the principal bassist of the Gainesville Chamber Orchestra. He also performs with the Albany Symphony Orchestra, Valdosta Symphony Orchestra, Savannah Philharmonic, the Macon Symphony Orchestra, and Atlanta’s premiere contemporary chamber ensemble The Chamber Cartel.
Gabe’s diverse compositional experience includes chamber music, theater, ballet, rock, jazz, and film. Recent significant accomplishments include music for the PBS documentary Natural Heroes and the films Always Remember The Little Things and Red Light Runners.