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Gabriel Galvis

Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Universidad Javeriana, and Universidad Pedagógica Nacional
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J. Gabriel Galvis P. was born in 1979  in Bucaramanga, Santander / Colombia.

He began his musical studies at the age of 15 in the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Colombia and in 2000 entered the Conservatory of Music at Universidad Nacional de Colombia, where he studied with Mario Sarmiento and Federico Demmer. He graduated as Percussionist with a minor in Composition in 2008. At present he is pursuing Masters studies in Performance (Percussion) at the Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá.

He has performed in the most important venues in Bogotá and Barranquilla in Colombia with various ensembles like Universidad Nacional Percussion Ensemble, Crio-Jazz quintet, Dos Aguas, Biarritz Ballet Company, Tambuco Percussion Ensemble and Sinergia Ensemble in Sao Paulo, Brasil.  He has been guest musician with the Bogotá Philharmonic Orchestra on many occasions and extra musician with the National Symphony Orchestra of Colombia for 10 years. 

He has participated in workshops and master classes among others with the percussionists Jean Geoffroy, Colin Currie, Ney Rosauro, John Lane, Juan David Forero, Diana Melo, Alex Acuña;  with vibraphone players and jazz musicians David Friedman, Gary Burton, Nika Mimura, Alfredo Naranjo, Giacomo Riggi, Antonio Arnedo, Hector Martignon, Ricardo Narvaez and Samuel Torres.

He has also participated as musician in theater performances like: The Seagull – Anton Chèjov -  Directed by Carlos Sepúlveda, Mientras Mientas – Claudia Giraldo – Directed by Leonardo Petro,  Büchner: La Herida – Directed by Carlos Sepúlveda, Guest Work XIV Festival Iberoamericano de Bogotá 2014.

At present he is percussion teacher at Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Universidad Javeriana, and Universidad Pedagógica Nacional.