Polish born, London based musician active in both the classical and cross-genre scenes. Recently cast in the theatre play ’’Duet For One’’ at the Orange Tree Theatre in London, “Gabriela Opacka-Boccadoro gave a virtuosic performance on violin, beautifully emoting Oliver Vibrans’ score” (Spy In The Stalls), played the Disney’s musical Frozen in the London West End and joined Veles Ensemble for a recording of Egon Wellesz’s “sequence of wonderfully spare, atonal miniatures, in which not a note is wasted” (The Guardian). Works also as an orchestral musician (London Philharmonic Orchestra), session violinist for film, TV and games, sings with the London Contemporary Voices performing at the Royal Albert Hall and Metropolis Studios, and recording for cross-genre artists such as Jules Buckley at Air Studios in London. Self-released an album featuring works by M. Ravel transcribed for violin and harp (w/ Oliver Wass). Currently working on the ‘Górecki in Motion’ project, combining chamber music and electronic sounds to achieve a fully immersive audiovisual experience.
As a classical violinist, has performed solo with the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice, Southbank Sinfonia in Cadogan Hall in London, Podkarpacka Philharmonic Orchestra, Krakow Academy of Music Orchestra conducted by Jerzy Maksymiuk and has been a section leader for the International Philharmonic Orchestra in New York performing in Carnegie Hall. Gabriela is a prize winner of the 2012 Young Paganini International Violin Competition. Graduated with distinction from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama completing an Artist Diploma course under the guidance of cellist Louise Hopkins.
Following a week of preparation at the Opera Bastille in Paris, Gabriela took part in the Music Theatre Academy in Nimes, France where she was assigned to conduct Stravinsky's Histoire du Soldat in a theatre staging, making her first public conducting performance. Currently working on a new project as a conductor with her Se•ma•for Ensemble, producing a performance where the worlds of classical music and cinema meet in the concert hall. Recently has been invited to teach at the 49th Zenon Brzewski International Music Courses in Łańcut and to perform at the Open Chamber Music IMS Prussia Cove later this year.