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Gabriel Globus-Hoenich

New York, NY         

Percussionist Gabriel Globus-Hoenich blends a multitude of musical influences together in his work as a performer and educator.  During his residency, audiences will explore rhythms, melodies, songs, and dances from around the world, ultimately discovering the inherent joy of music and culture.  A Montreal native, Gabriel is now based in New York City where his career continues to reflect a deep love for the worlds of jazz, classical music, and world music. Gabriel performs frequently with some of the top players in Latin music, including John Benitez, Axel Laugart, and Luisito Quintero.  A busy drum set player, Gabriel has performed with a multitude of jazz greats, and has been featured on drum-set with the Philly Pops, Pittsburgh Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Louisville Orchestra, among others.  He collaborates frequently with Teddy Abrams and the Sixth Floor Trio, serving as principal percussionist and education director at the trio’s chamber music festival, GardenMusic, in South Miami.   An active composer and arranger, Gabriel has written for Achilles Liarmakopolous of the Canadian Brass, grammy nominated Tiempo Libre, and the Louisville Orchestra.

 In addition to his work in the orchestral and jazz music worlds, Gabriel has completed extensive world percussion studies having studied Afro-Brazilian percussion in Salvador, Bahia with Gabi Guedes and Mario Pam, as well as Cuban percussion with Girardo Piloto, Rociel Riveron, and Adonis Panter.   

 Gabriel continues to work as a teaching artist for the Afro Latin Jazz Alliance, Philadelphia Orchestra, 92nd Street Y, and Marquis Studios.  He was formerly a teaching artist with Play On Philly! as well as musician-in-residence at The Please Touch Museum.  He is a co-founder of PlasticBand, a community drumming group based in Harlem, New York and received a Carnegie Hall NeON Arts Grant to build this program.   He is a 2008 graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music where he studied with Don Liuzzi and Robert van Sice.

Gabriel Globus-Hoenich performing during Symphony in C percussion outreach program

Gabriel presenting to students with severe disabilities in New Jersey as part of Symphony in C’s percussion classroom visit. Panel should note how Gabriel presents Cuban music towards the end of the video in an engaging, fun, and informative way. During the second piece performed, Gabriel is conducting and playing a Cuban piano groove transcribed on xylophone.

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