Gabriel Newsham

Meet Gabriel Newsham

Gabriel Newsham began piano lessons at age twelve. After six years of study with Karl Koesterer, he entered Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music, where he received his Bachelor’s degree in 2018 after studying with Amy Dorfman. In 2019, he moved to France in order to pursue the Diplôme d’Études Musicales in piano (Chantal Lamarre) and accompaniment (Brigitte Gonin-Chanut.) In 2024 he obtained his Master’s degree from the Conservatorio Superior de Castilla y León, where he studied with Dr. Brenno Ambrosini.

For three summers (2017-2019) he attended the EAMA Nadia Boulanger Institute, studying harmony, counterpoint and chamber music. Masterclasses and festival experiences include work with Donna Lee, Sandra Shen, John Kimura Parker, Andrea Lam, Émile Naoumoff and Claire Désert.

He has collaborated with artists including Reginald Smith Jr., Laurent Pillot, Abenauara Graffigna and María Espada. His performances have been broadcast on Spain’s Radio Clásica as part of the program “Andante con moto.” During the 2024-25 school year he is a Harriet Hale Woolley Scholar and artist-in-residence at the Fondation des États-Unis in Paris.

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