Gabriel Globus-Hoenich,
Percussion

Molly Miller, Guitar
August 20, 2019

Percussionist Gabriel Globus-Hoenich blends a multitude of musical influences together in his work as a performer and educator.  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 has performed on drum set and percussion with a wide variety of artists including Morgan James, Jim James, Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra, Omara Portuondo, Telmary Diaz, Roberto Fonseca, Tirso Duarte, Steve Hackman, Tessa Lark, 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, Garden Music, 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 2018, Gabriel performed Julia Wolfe's percussion concerto riSE and fLY with Teddy Abrams and the Louisville Orchestra with the composer present.  In 2017 Gabriel founded People of Earth, a 15-person Latin fusion group filled with some of NYC's best musicians representing a myriad of countries.  People of Earth has performed at Brooklyn Bowl, 92Y, The Mann Center and other top venues.  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.