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Gabriela Opacka

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Gabriela Opacka began her musical education at the Artur Malawski School of Music in Przemysl. After graduating in 2011, she studied at the Cracow Academy of Music where she completed her master’s degree. Whilst at the Academy, she took part in the Erasmus+ Programme, allowing her to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. In 2018, she started her doctoral studies at Warsaw Chopin University of Music with prof. Janusz Wawrowski. In 2020 Gabriela has started an Artist Diploma Course in violin performance with prof. Louise Hopkins at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. Gabriela has performed in concert venues across the world, including Carnegie Hall in New York, Musikverein in Vienna, Beijing Concert Hall, Shanghai Oriental Art Centre, Barbican Center and Royal Festival Hall in London, Tokio International Forum, Chateâu de Versailles and Notre Dame de Paris. Gabriela’s orchestral experience includes concertmaster with the Southbank Sinfonia in London and Krakow Academy of Music Orchestra, Leader of Second Violins in the International Youth Philharmonic Orchestra in New York and tutti in London Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre de l'Opéra Royal Château de Versailles, Sinfonia Varsovia and London Contemporary Orchestra. In demand as a soloist, Gabriela has performed with Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice, Southbank Sinfonia in Cadogan Hall, London, Warsaw Players, Podkarpacka Philharmonic Orchestra and Przemysl Chamber Orchestra. As a result of Debut with Orchestra competition she performed Glasunov Violin Concerto with Maestro Jerzy Maksymiuk. She is a prizewinner of Young Paganini International Violin Competition. Over the past years Gabriela has approached music education from both a theoretical and practical point of view. During her time at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, she attended the Teaching Skills Course. In 2016, being a member of Southbank Sinfonia enabled her to gain experience working with children, mentoring young musicians at Glyndebourne, Vaughan Memorial School and Thomas's Battersea School. She has also graduated from Pedagogical Studies at Academy of Music in Cracow (2014), which included Psychology, Pedagogy, Didactics, Voice Projection, Violin Teaching Methods and Internship at Music School as a Violin Teacher. Among her recent teaching experiences, in August 2019, she gave masterclasses at the Krzysztof Penderecki European Centre for Music, working with musicians of the Penderecki Youth Orchestra. During the same period, she taught musicians of the NOR59 Strykeinstitutt Orchestra in Oslo. Since 2018 she has been tutoring violin students at the Warsaw Chopin University of Music as a part of her doctoral studies Recently has been selected to be an Ambassador with the Benedetti Foundation in London. Gabriela is an enthusiastic player of chamber music. Her experience includes many projects such as Southbank Sinfonia Quartet at Royal Opera House in London, recordings for BBC Radio 3, films and documentaries. Member of London Contemporary Voices.

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I can perform outdoors
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
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Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Fanfare, Film / TV music, Medieval music, Musical theatre, Opera, Renaissance, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Americana, Covers, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, Hip Hop, Karaoke, Motown, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Tribute, Vintage, Electronic, Ambient, Breakbeat, Deep house, Drum 'n' Bass, Dubstep, EDM, Electro-Swing, Electronica, Garage, House, IDM, Ibiza club, Industrial, Jungle, Techno, Triphop, Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Military, Traditional church music, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Folk, Bluegrass, Ceilidh, Country, Folk rock, Irish rock, Rockabilly, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Welsh folk, Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Dixieland, Gypsy jazz, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Ragtime, Swing, Barbershop, Gospel, Avant garde, Easy listening, Experimental, Light music, Marching, Noise music, Originals, Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Glam rock, Hard rock, Hardcore, Heavy metal, Indie, Pop rock, Post rock, Power rock, Progressive rock, Punk rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Synth rock, World music, African music, Afrobeat, Arabic, Argentinian, Armenian, Asian music, Australian music, Balkan, Bavarian oompah, Bollywood, Bossa nova, Brazilian music, Calypso, Caribbean music, Choro, Cuban music, Cumbia, Flamenco, French music, German music, Greek music, Hawaiian music, Indian music, Italian music, Jewish music, Klezmer, Latin, Mariachi, Merengue, Polish music, Polka, Polynesian music, Reggae, Russian music, Salsa, Samba, Scottish music, Ska, Skiffle, Spanish music, Tango
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Event types:
Recording session, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Theatre / Show, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Instrumental teaching, Singing teaching, Fluent sight-reader
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Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

I usually perform as a solo violinist.

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

Please, contact me in this case.

How much time do you need to set up?

About 15 mins.

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

Yes, naturally.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, absolutely!

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

No problem.

Prices

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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£200
Up to 1 hour£300
Up to 2 hours£400
Up to 3 hours£500
Packages
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
£200
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception. - 2 x 45 min performances as dinner is being served.
£500

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Pauline F, 4 years ago

The Newham Philharmonic Orchestra booked Gabriela for a Newham Philharmonic course and performances and was extremely pleased with her playing, contributions and general attitude to the project.

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Andrea B, 3 months ago

Outstanding performance.

From other musicians:

15th September 2019

Gabi and I have performed several times together, as in symphonic and chamber music sets. She is an incredible violinist and a very refined musician!