Born in Bogotá, Colombia, Gabriel was given his first musical instrument, a small violin, at age four. From that moment on he started developing his great love for music. As he grew he became captivated with piano music, so he began playing the piano and writing for it as well. Gabriel studied film scoring and conducting at Berklee College of Music.
Since moving to Los Angeles, Gabriel has built strong relationships with young directors, producers, and other members of the film community. Most recently, Yoruga, a short film that Gabriel scored and mixed, was selected as a part of the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. Yoruga is a film about a lonely old man, who pays a visit to one of the last animals on Earth.
Another notable film that Gabriel scored is The Plague, a film about the relationship between two siblings in a post-apocalyptic world, and how their relationship is affected when a third person is introduced. The Plague was an official selection at New Filmmakers LA – co-hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and NALIP, held at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater.
Aside from his film work, Gabriel has also been an active concert composer. His Elegy for String Orchestra was performed live at the Fabio Lozano auditorium, in Bogota, Colombia, and his Piano Trio was performed by renowned musicians Sergei Sichkov (Orquesta Filarmónica de Bogota), Francisco Iragorri (Orquesta Sinfónica de Colombia), and Andrés Linares (Nueva Filarmonia). Gabriel is a member of the American Composers Forum, an organization committed to nurturing the creative spirit of composers and communities across the US.
Gabriel has also worked on a wide variety of television and commercials projects. His music has been placed on shows such as Life Below Zero - National Geographic, RuPaul’s Drag Race - VH1, Extinct Or Alive - Animal Planet, Million Dollar Listing - Bravo, Backyard Envy - Bravo, and Dancing Queen - Netflix. He has also written music for commercials by brands such as Mountain Dew, the NBA, and Spectrum among others. In 2019 Gabriel was selected to be a part of the BMI Composing for the Screen program with Rick Baitz in New York, where he had the opportunity to keep improving his craft and meet leading industry executives. Additionally, he is a member of the Composers Diversity Collective, an organization of music creators that advocates for diversity in the entertainment industry. When Gabriel is not writing music, he can be found practicing Yoga, reading a novel, or playing the piano.