The Manning Chair
Gabriel comes from Chichester in West Sussex. He started learning the cello, aged eleven, with Nigel McNestrie and later Sophie O’Flynn. In 1994 he gained a place to study with Eduardo Vassallo at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.
In 1999 whilst still at the RNCM Gabriel was a founder member of the Yeomans String Quartet. In 2001 the Quartet made the world premier recording of the String Quartet by Sir Arthur Sullivan and were semi-finalists at the Shostakovich String Quartet competition in Moscow. After living in Glasgow for four years, enjoying a busy freelance career as orchestral and chamber musician, Gabriel joined the cello section of Royal Northern Sinfonia.
Gabriel is married to Jane Nossek , a violinist in Royal Northern Sinfonia. They live in Low Fell, Gateshead with their two daughters Maria and Lydia.