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Gabriel Sanchez

[Gabriel Sanchez]

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Last Updated: July 28, 2021
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Biography

Biography

Gabriel Sánchez is Collaborative Artist in Piano and Adjunct Professor of Piano at the University of Texas at Arlington and is on the keyboard staff of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. He was a top prize winner in the 1997 Casablanca International Piano Competition in Morocco and is a laureate of other international competitions, including the Marguerite Long in Paris (France), the Gina Bachauer in Salt Lake City (USA), and the Paloma O Shea in Santander (Spain). He has performed throughout the United States and internationally in recital and as soloist with orchestra, including performances at Pianofest in the Hamptons, New York, with the Dallas Symphony under Kerry-Lynn Wilson, Orquesta Filarmonica de Jalisco and the Irving Symphony under Hector Guzman. Robert Carlos Contreras Roman, Mexican music critic, wrote that "Sánchez performed with "gran passion y expresividad estilistica." In London, he performed at the Royal Academy of Music, in Paris at the Salle Gaveau, in Santander, Spain at the Palacio de Festivales, in Casablanca, Morocco at the Salle de l'Office des Changes, and in the Dominican Republic with the Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional. In Thessaloniki, Greece, he performed a solo recital to benefit Lions Club International. In high demand as a collaborative pianist, he has partnered in recitals with Stanislav Katenin (principal bassoon, National Philharmonic of Russia), Gordon Hunt (principal oboe, Philharmonia Orchestra, London), Jacques Zoon (former Principal Flute, Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam), Mark Nuccio (Associate Principal Clarinet, New York Philharmonic) and Paul Edmond Davies (former Principal Flute, London Symphony Orchestra), as well as other world renowned artists like Carol Wincenc, Gary Schocker, Alexa Still, Marco Granados, Thomas Robertello, Rolf Smedvig, Ian Clarke, Mike Mower and Jean Ferrandis. Collaborative performance reviews include: Scott Cantrell, Dallas Morning News, "Sánchez dispatched [the Nielsen Flute Concerto piano reduction] with such èlan that it sounded utterly idiomatic," Carla Rees, Music Web International, "[he] plays with wonderful sensitivity," and American Record Guide, "…Sánchez is superb." MSR CD releases, all received with critical acclaim, include Ballade, Works for Flute and Piano (with Kara Kirkendoll Welch, flutist), Scree (with Elena Yarritu, flutist) and Rêver en Couleurs (with Lisa Garner Santa, flutist). Sánchez taught piano, music history, music theory and accompanying at the celebrated Booker T. Washington High School for the Arts in Dallas from 1996-2003. He has been involved with DSO educational outreach programs and has served on the faculty of the Conservatory of Music in the Mountains in Durango, Colorado. Sánchez studied at London's Royal Academy of Music under a full scholarship and continued his studies at the University of North Texas under his beloved teacher and mentor, Vladimir Viardo, 1973 Van Cliburn Gold Medalist.

Education

Education

    • 1999 Graduate Coursework (Continued studies with Vladimir Viardo, Van Cliburn Gold Medalist) in Piano Performance
      University of North Texas
    • 1994 BM in Piano Performance
      University of North Texas
    • 1990 Undergraduate Coursework (Full tuition scholarship) in Piano Performance
      Royal Academy of Music

Awards and Honors

    •  1997 Top prize sponsored by Casablanca International Piano Competition
    •  1995 Semifinalist sponsored by Marguerite Long International Piano Competition
    •  1994 Laureate sponsored by Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition
    •  1992 Laureate sponsored by Santander International Piano Competition
    •  1991 Winner sponsored by University of North Texas Concerto Competition
    •  1986 Grand Prize sponsored by Dallas Symphonic Festival Competition

Courses

      • MUSI 0171-007 ELECTIVE PERFORMANCE
        (Course Id: 105583)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 0271-007 ELECTIVE PERFORMANCE
        (Course Id: 113830)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 5190-001 KEYBOARD ACCOMPANIMENT
        (Course Id: 111784)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • MUSI 0109-003 KEYBOARD ENSEMBLE
        (Course Id: 105560)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 0109-004 KEYBOARD ENSEMBLE
        (Course Id: 105560)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 2255-008 PRIVATE LESSONS B.A.
        (Course Id: 113107)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 1142-001 PRIVATE LESSONS IN PIANO
        (Course Id: 111738)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 1143-001 PRIVATE LESSONS IN PIANO
        (Course Id: 111739)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 2143-001 PRIVATE LESSONS IN PIANO
        (Course Id: 111741)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 5321-001 PRIVATE LESSONS IN PIANO
        (Course Id: 111084)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • MUSI 0174-002 SECONDARY KEYBOARD
        (Course Id: 105586)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 0010-007 STUDIO CLASS
        (Course Id: 112530)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • MUSI 0171-007 ELECTIVE PERFORMANCE
        (Course Id: 105583)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 0271-007 ELECTIVE PERFORMANCE
        (Course Id: 113830)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 0109-003 KEYBOARD ENSEMBLE
        (Course Id: 105560)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 0109-004 KEYBOARD ENSEMBLE
        (Course Id: 105560)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 2254-008 PRIVATE LESSONS B.A.
        (Course Id: 113106)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 1142-001 PRIVATE LESSONS IN PIANO
        (Course Id: 111738)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 2142-001 PRIVATE LESSONS IN PIANO
        (Course Id: 111740)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 0174-001 SECONDARY KEYBOARD
        (Course Id: 105586)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 0010-007 STUDIO CLASS
        (Course Id: 112530)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • MUSI 0171-007 ELECTIVE PERFORMANCE
        (Course Id: 105583)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 5171-007 ELECTIVE PERFORMANCE
        (Course Id: 113405)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 0109-003 KEYBOARD ENSEMBLE
        (Course Id: 105560)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 0109-004 KEYBOARD ENSEMBLE
        (Course Id: 105560)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 2242-002 PRIVATE LESSIONS PIANO
        (Course Id: 105660)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 1255-008 PRIVATE LESSONS COMMERCIAL MUS
        (Course Id: 113105)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 1143-001 PRIVATE LESSONS IN PIANO
        (Course Id: 111739)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 1242-002 PRIVATE LESSONS IN PIANO
        (Course Id: 105615)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 1243-002 PRIVATE LESSONS IN PIANO
        (Course Id: 105616)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 0174-001 SECONDARY KEYBOARD
        (Course Id: 105586)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 0010-007 STUDIO CLASS
        (Course Id: 112530)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • MUSI 0109-003 KEYBOARD ENSEMBLE
        (Course Id: 105560)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 0109-004 KEYBOARD ENSEMBLE
        (Course Id: 105560)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 1254-008 PRIVATE LESSONS COMMERCIAL MUS
        (Course Id: 113104)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 5233-001 PRIVATE LESSONS IN FLUTE
        (Course Id: 111073)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • MUSI 1142-001 PRIVATE LESSONS IN PIANO
        (Course Id: 111738)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 1242-002 PRIVATE LESSONS IN PIANO
        (Course Id: 105615)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • MUSI 2142-001 PRIVATE LESSONS IN PIANO
        (Course Id: 111740)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • MUSI 5121-001 PRIVATE LESSONS IN PIANO
        (Course Id: 111120)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 0174-001 SECONDARY KEYBOARD
        (Course Id: 105586)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 0010-007 STUDIO CLASS
        (Course Id: 112530)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • MUSI 0171-007 ELECTIVE PERFORMANCE
        (Course Id: 105583)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • MUSI 0109-003 KEYBOARD ENSEMBLE
        (Course Id: 105560)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • MUSI 0109-004 KEYBOARD ENSEMBLE
        (Course Id: 105560)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • MUSI 0174-001 SECONDARY KEYBOARD
        (Course Id: 105586)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • MUSI 0010-007 STUDIO CLASS
        (Course Id: 112530)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • MUSI 3104-001 VOCAL COACHING
        (Course Id: 112387)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • MUSI 0109-001 KEYBOARD ENSEMBLE
        (Course Id: 105560)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • MUSI 0109-003 KEYBOARD ENSEMBLE
        (Course Id: 105560)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • MUSI 0109-004 KEYBOARD ENSEMBLE
        (Course Id: 105560)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • MUSI 0174-001 SECONDARY KEYBOARD
        (Course Id: 105586)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • MUSI 3104-001 VOCAL COACHING
        (Course Id: 112387)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • MUSI 0109-003 KEYBOARD ENSEMBLE
        (Course Id: 105560)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • MUSI 0109-004 KEYBOARD ENSEMBLE
        (Course Id: 105560)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • MUSI 0174-001 SECONDARY KEYBOARD
        (Course Id: 105586)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • MUSI 0109-001 KEYBOARD ENSEMBLE
        (Course Id: 105560)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • MUSI 0109-003 KEYBOARD ENSEMBLE
        (Course Id: 105560)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • MUSI 1143-001 PRIVATE LESSONS IN PIANO
        (Course Id: 111739)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • MUSI 0174-001 SECONDARY KEYBOARD
        (Course Id: 105586)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017

Live Performances

Live Performances

  • 2016
    • 2016 Solo Performances
      Steinway Hall, Plano, TX, United States
      Gabriel Sanchez
  • 2015
    • Feb 2015
      Gabriel Sanchez
  • 2014
    • Feb 2014
      Gabriel Sanchez
    • Feb 2014 Solo Recital
      Gabriel Sanchez
  • 2013
    • 2013 Solo Performance
      Texas A&M University Commerce,
      Gabriel Sanchez
  • 2012
    • 2012 Solo Recital, Claire Johnson Recital Series
      Gabriel Sanchez
  • 2010
    • 2010 Guest Artist Recital and Q&A session
      Latino Cultural Center, Dallas, TX, United States
      Gabriel Sanchez
    • 2010 Solo Performance Tour
      Gabriel Sanchez
    • 2010 Solo Performances (including premieres of new works)
      Texas Tech University ,
      Gabriel Sanchez
  • 2008
    • 2008 Guest Artist Recital and Masterclass
      University of Louisiana, Monroe, LA, United States
      Gabriel Sanchez
  • 2006
    • 2006 Solo Performances
      , Mexico
      Gabriel Sanchez
  • 2004
    • 2004 Guest Artist Recital and Masterclass
      Stephen F. Austin University,
      Gabriel Sanchez
  • 2001
    • 2001 Solo Benefit Recital
      Dallas Museum of Art ,
      Gabriel Sanchez
  • 1999
    • 1999 Solo Performance at World Piano Pedagogy Conference
      St. Louis , MO, United States
      Gabriel Sanchez
  • 1997
    • 1997 Performance under Keri-Lynn Wilson
      Gabriel Sanchez
    • 1997 Professional International Performances
      Gabriel Sanchez
  • 1993
    • 1993 Solo Performance under Héctor Guzmán
      Gabriel Sanchez
  • 1990
    • 1990 Solo Recitals, “PianoFest in the Hamptons”
      South Hampton, NY, United States
      Gabriel Sanchez
  • 1986
    • 1986 Solo Performance under Arkady Fomin
      White House, Washington, DC, United States
      Gabriel Sanchez
    • 1986 Solo Performance under Héctor Guzmán
      Gabriel Sanchez

Other Creative Activities

Other Creative Activities

  • 2009
    • Recording
      • 2009
        Ballade, Works for Flute and Piano (MSR Classics)
        Array
        [Non-refereed/non-juried]
  • 2008
    • Recording
      • 2008
        Scree (MSR Classics)
        Array
        [Non-refereed/non-juried]
  • 2007
    • Recording
      • 2007
        Rever en Couleurs (MSR Classics)
        Array
        [Non-refereed/non-juried]