Faculty Profile

Gabriel Katz

Contributing Faculty in Music (Double Bass)

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Gabriel Katz has held chairs as Principal Bass with the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra (China) and Section Bass with the KZN Philharmonic (South Africa). He has free-lanced and performed with symphonies and festivals all over the world including the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, The Cape Town Philharmonic, The Macau Orchestra and has toured and performed in South America, Israel, Europe, Asia and extensively throughout the US. He spent a year in the private studio of Harold Robinson, the Principal Bass of the Philadelphia Orchestra and joined his bass studio in performing concerts with the Curtis Symphony Orchestra. Professionally he performs with the Harrisburg Symphony and Wheeling Symphony Orchestra, he is the solo double bassist for the Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, he has performed with the Sarasota Opera Orchestra and the Philly Pops and Cleveland Pops Orchestras, and is the Principal bassist for the Altoona Symphony Orchestra. Gabriel has worked under the batons of notable conductors such as: Kurt Masur, Alan Gilbert, Neme Jaarvi, Charles Dutoit, Christoph Eschenbach, and Michael Stern. He has taught at the Durban School of Music (South Africa), the Xinghai Conservatory of Music (China), and currently teaches at the Hope Academy of Dance and Music in Pittsburgh, PA.


  • B.Mus., SUNY Purchase College, 2002
  • M.Mus., Carnegie Mellon University, 2004
  • Professional Studies Certificate in Orchestral Performance, Manhattan School of Music, 2005