Cellist Gabriella Swallow is a London-based performer who has quickly become known as one of the most versatile and exciting cellists of her generation. She has performed with some of the world’s most respected orchestras and musicians, and her dynamic and expressive style has captivated audiences across the globe.
Her studies took her to the Royal College of Music where she studied with Jerome Pernoo. In her final year, she was awarded the prestigious Tagore Gold Medal and performed the Hugh Wood Cello Concerto.
Embarking on her solo career, Gabriella made her South Bank debut with the London Sinfonietta in the world premiere of ‘About Water’ by Mark-Anthony Turnage. Later that year, she performed Paul Max Edlin’s Cello Concerto with the South Bank Sinfonia, which cemented her status as a leading performer in contemporary music.
In 2013, she made her Wigmore Hall debut with the soprano Ruby Hughes, and in the same season performed at the La Jolla SummerFest in San Diego, the Aldeburgh Festival with the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, and the Cambridge Jazz Festival as a member of the Gwilym Simcock Quintet.
Gabriella is a founding member of Synchrony and continues to commission and work with many major living composers of today.