Gabriel Smallwood at Sigal Music Museum


February 15


07:30 pm - 09:30 pm

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Sigal Music Museum


Sigal Music Museum

516 Buncombe Street, Greenville, SC 29601

Greenville, SC, US, 29601

Join Sigal Music Museum for an evening of harpsichord music with Gabriel Smallwood!

Doors open at 7:00 PM | Concert begins at 7:30 PM

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About Gabriel Smallwood:

A native of South Carolina, American-born harpsichordist and organist Gabriel Smallwood (*1997) began his musical studies at age three on the piano. He made his concerto debut in 2012 with the Florence Symphony Orchestra (SC). In 2016, Gabriel moved to Germany to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in piano at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Leipzig.

Gabriel has fostered a deep passion for historical keyboard instruments ever since his first encounter with the harpsichord at age 12. During his teenage years, his fascination with early music led him to pursue various research projects and performances on the harpsichord while being self-taught, including performances with the South Carolina Bach Society as a soloist and continuo player. In 2019, Gabriel began his formal training as a harpsichordist near the end of his Bachelor studies and has since wholeheartedly devoted himself to the study of early music and early keyboard instruments.

In August 2023, Gabriel received recognition at the prestigious, international Musica Antiqua Competition in Bruges, Belium, where he was awarded third prize and the special Luigi Ferdinando Tagliavini Prize for the best interpretation of early Italian music. His affinity for historical keyboard instruments has led to performances in significant collections in Greenville (SC), Hamburg (DE), and Bologna (IT). Gabriel appears regularly as a soloist and is also highly sought after as a continuo player, having performed with various early music ensembles throughout Europe. Additionally, he has recorded with the NDR Philharmonie and Diana Damrau for Warner Classics.

As a composer, Gabriel has been a prize winner at multiple national competitions within the United States. His compositions have been performed by members of the nation’s most esteemed orchestras, including a performance by the Orchestra of St. Luke’s in Carnegie Hall in 2012 as part of the Carmina Burana Choral Project.

Gabriel studied harpsichord with Tobias Schade, Mitzi Meyerson and Menno van Delft as well as organ with Wolfgang Zerer and piano with Alexander Meinel. He received further instruction in masterclasses with Christophe Rousset, Pierre Hantai, Frédérick Haas, Skip Sempe, Carole Cerasi, Ketil Haugsand and Catalina Vicens. Gabriel currently studies harpsichord with Francesco Corti and basso continuo with Jörg Andreas Bötticher at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel, Switzerland. Additionally, he studies medieval and Renaissance keyboard music in the class of Corina Marti.

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