A native of the Boston area, violinist Gabriel Lefkowitz is the newly appointed Concertmaster of the Louisville Orchestra as of fall 2016. A versatile musician of the 21st century, he is also a conductor and a composer for films and video games.
During the 2018-2019 season, Gabriel makes his podium debut with the Louisville Orchestra, leading an all-Italian program as both conductor and violin soloist. Recent solo engagements include concerto performances with the orchestras of Louisville, Knoxville, Ocala, and Oak Ridge. Prior to his time in Louisville, Gabriel served as Concertmaster of the Knoxville Symphony, where he founded a highly successful recital series at the Knoxville Museum of Art called Gabriel Lefkowitz & Friends.
Gabriel holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music from Columbia University, as well as a Masters in Violin Performance from The Juilliard School where he studied with Joel Smirnoff and Masao Kawasaki.
An active symphonic conductor, Gabriel was a guest conductor of the Knoxville Symphony on numerous occasions, served as Music Director of the Oak Ridge Community Orchestra, and has worked extensively with youth ensembles including the Knoxville Symphony Youth Orchestra, the Juilliard Pre-College Orchestra, and the Boston Youth Symphony.
Gabriel Lefkowitz, violin
In addition to his activities as a violinist and conductor, Gabriel is a composer for films and media. His current compositional focus is scoring video games, including the upcoming release Pop-Up Dungeon. His orchestral music has been performed by the Knoxville and Owensboro Symphony Orchestras as well as the Dubuque Festival Orchestra