ABOUT GABBY LEE
Gabby is a percussion educator, freelance percussionist and composer based in Perth, Western Australia. From her studies at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in the Bachelor of Music Honours, Gabrielle holds a wide range of skills from percussion, composition, electronic music production and events. Along with performances, she has been providing percussion workshop services to holiday school programs around Perth. Gabrielle performs in a variety of contexts including classical chamber and orchestral music, contemporary music, wedding music and musical productions. As a composer, Gabby's personal works seek to explore a deeper understanding into the human condition and finding direction to hope through storytelling. Her compositions are very much inspired by her Christian identity and is often the drive for the creative projects she pursues.
Gabby received the 2021 Richard Gill Award amongst WAAPA's leading Classical Performance students and is a founding member of two ensembles -RELiSH Percussion Ensemble and Neshama trio. She has performed with the Australian Youth Orchestra, WA Youth Orchestra, WAAPA Symphony Orchestra and in WAAPA’s opera orchestral pit (2019-2021). Gabby has also performed extensively in several other ensembles including the multi-award winning Defying Gravity Percussion Ensemble, Eneksis Vocal Ensemble, West Coast Philharmonic Orchestra, WA Wind Symphony, the Furniture Moving Tertiary Folk Percussion Ensemble, Clarinerds Ensemble and in various collaborations with local artists. As an active collaborator, Gabby has commissioned and premiered four works by local Western Australian composers.
Gabby has been under the tutelage of Tim White OAM, Robyn Gray, Nicole Turner and Paul Tanner. Throughout her tertiary education she has also received mentorship from world-renowned artists including Ludwig Albert, Michael Askill, Robert Cossom, Fiona Digney, Rodrigo Marques, Robert Oetomo, Kana Omori, Marcus Perrozzi and Genevieve Wilkins - some of whom she has had the pleasure to perform with. In her studies, Gabby found particular interest in music that requires the performer to combine percussion and voice in performance. This was the subject of her Bachelor of Music Honours project.
Outside of her musical collaborations, she also works with other forms of art such as poetry, visual art, dance and theatre as a composer and performer.