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Brian Gadbow



Brian Gadbow began playing the cello at 8 years old in the Whitesboro Central School music program. He is a recent graduate of the Eastman School of music where he studied with David Ying of the Ying Quartet. At Eastman he served as a principal cellist of the Eastman School Symphony Orchestra, and the Eastman Philharmonia.


His previous private teachers included Florent Renard-Payen, Suzanne Beevers, and Gregory Wood of Symphoria. In 2014 at Brian made his solo debut performing the Haydn Cello Concerto in C Major with Symphoria, and the following year performed the Elgar Concerto with the Syracuse Youth Orchestra. Throughout highschool he played in the NYSSMA Conference Allstate and All-Eastern Orchestras. Summer music festivals included Crane Youth Music, Orchestral Studies at New York State Summer School of the Arts, Eastern Music Festival, and the Boston University Tanglewood Institute. Brian has previously performed at Skaneateles festival as the 2015 Robinson Award winner and was honored to perform there again in 2019 alongside ESM professors David Ying, Steven Doane, and Rosemary Elliot.  


Whenever he isn’t playing music, Brian spends his time hiking and biking in nature.

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