Title: Violin Instructor
Skill Level: Intermediate and Advanced
Genres: Classical and Contemporary
Education: B.M. in Violin Performance, The Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University; M.M. in Violin Performance, The Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University; G.P.D, The Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University
Gabriel Meza is an accomplished violinist, teacher and member of professional musical ensembles active Pennsylvania and Maryland. Gabriel currently serves as Assistant Concertmaster of the Annapolis Symphony, Principal Violin II of the York Symphony and as a section violin member of the Harrisburg Symphony.
In 2016, Gabriel graduated from the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, having earned Bachelors, Masters, and Graduate Performance Diploma degrees there. While at Peabody, he was awarded first prize in its undergraduate violin competition (Marbury Violin Competition, 2012), and he was awarded top merit scholarships for all of his studies there. Gabriel’s teacher throughout his years at Peabody was renowned solo violinist Keng-Yuen Tseng. Gabriel’s other teachers have included Qian Zhou, with whom Gabriel studied during an exchange semester in Singapore, and Kevin Lawrence, a well-known pedagogue in North Carolina.
Not only a performer, Gabriel has also enjoyed teaching violin students in a variety of settings. He taught lessons as an independent contractor at Music & Arts in Arundel Mills, MD in 2015-2016, and was a leader of a mini-repertoire class in Mr. Keng-Yuen Tseng’s studio at Peabody from 2012-2016. Gabriel has also taught various private students throughout his educational and professional years. As a teacher, Gabriel seeks to develop the highest level of excellence possible in each student through a challenging and encouraging atmosphere. Gabriel wishes to introduce students to the same richly rewarding and enjoyable experiences of making music that have provided him with motivation for striving for excellence in his own musical career.
In addition to his normal concert schedules in the Annapolis, York, and Harrisburg Symphonies, Gabriel has appeared as guest concertmaster of the Annapolis Chamber Orchestra and has performed numerous times as a substitute musician in the Baltimore Symphony and Delaware Symphony Orchestras. While studying at Peabody, Gabriel played in solo and chamber music recitals connected with Phoenix Arts Management, LLC in the Baltimore area. In his high school years, Gabriel gave solo recitals at various venues throughout North Carolina. Having enjoyed many performance opportunities himself, Gabriel hopes to inspire his students with a passion for performing, as well as an all-around love for musical study and enjoyment that will encourage and inspire them throughout their lives.