Guest Artist

We are pleased to welcome back Gabriel Lefkowitz as a 2018 Guest Artist in Residence during the week of July 9. Mr. Lefkowitz is a Monteux School conducting alumnus (’11-’12) and concertmaster of the Louisville Orchestra. He will present a masterclass and hold an audition seminar.

Gabriel Lefkowitz, violin (’11-’12)

Guest Artist in Residence

Gabriel Lefkowitz, ViolinGabriel Lefkowitz is the concertmaster of the Louisville Orchestra, with whom he has just completed his second season. A versatile musician of the 21st century, he is also a conductor and a composer for films and video games.

During the 2016-2017 season (concurrent with his position in Louisville), Gabriel completed a 6 year tenure as concertmaster of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra. In addition to his orchestral positions, Gabriel is an active soloist, recently performing the concerti of Tchaikovsky (Louisville, KY), Brahms (Knoxville, TN), Philip Glass (Ocala, FL), and Mozart (Oak Ridge, TN). Gabriel is a frequent recitalist, having founded the series Gabriel Lefkowitz & Friends in Knoxville, in which he performed 16 distinct recital programs during his KSO tenure.

An active conductor, Gabriel made his conducting debut with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra during the 2015-2016 season in the form of several light classical & pops “runout” performances at venues throughout Knoxville and East Tennessee. He served as Music Director of the Oak Ridge Community Orchestra during the 2014-2015 season, and has worked extensively with youth ensembles including the Knoxville Symphony Youth Orchestra, the Juilliard Pre-College Orchestra, and the Boston Youth Symphony. During the 2017-2018 Gabriel will conduct the Louisville Orchestra in 3 performances during its Neighborhood Series.

Gabriel holds a bachelor’s degree from Columbia University and earned a master’s degree at the Juilliard School where he studied with Joel Smirnoff and Masao Kawasaki. He studied conducting at the Pierre Monteux School with Michael Jinbo in the summers of 2011 and 2012.

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Guest Artist Gabriel Lefkowitz – Monteux School Testimonial