About Gabriel Hwang
Gabriel Hwang began his music education in piano and violin at the age of five. He then progressed to instrumental studies. At the age of sixteen, young Hwang made his official debut conducting the entire score of Handel’s Messiah from memory.
Hwang received his Bachelor of Music degree from Notre Dame de Namur University for violin performance, composition, and instrumental conducting. He also received a Master and Artistic Diploma from San Francisco Conservatory of Music for instrumental conducting, as well as completing the Professional Instrumental Conducting and Violin Performance Program at the Cleveland Institute of Music.
He studied conducting with distinguished teachers such as David Ramadanoff, Jonathan Sternberg, Collin Matter, Carl Topilow, and Vaktang Jordania, and studies violin with world distinguished teachers, such as Joria Flizaness, Daniel Kobialka and Stuart Cain.
As a violinist, Hwang served as the Principal violinist with San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Master Sinfonia Orchestra in California.
As a result of receiving a prestige conducting fellowship, Hwang made his debut with Cleveland Central Philharmonic Orchestra in Carnegie Hall in New York.