Gabrielle Chou is a New York-based pianist and violinist seeking to defy genres and break barriers in music education and performance tradition. On both instruments she performs solo, chamber music, and in large ensembles, teaches and lectures, coaches chamber music and gives masterclasses, improvises, collaborates with composers and dancers, and is active in community engagement and activism. She studied at the Colburn Music Academy and received her B.M. and M.M. from The Juilliard School, as well as her D.M.A from the City University of New York’s Graduate Center, writing her dissertation on play and game elements in music. She has studied piano with Jerome Lowenthal and Richard Goode, violin with Lewis Kaplan, and chamber music with Emmanuel Ax, Timothy Eddy, Joseph Kalichstein, Matti Raekallio, and Sylvia Rosenberg.

Gabrielle performs throughout the country and internationally, including appearances as both a piano and violin soloist with orchestras in the US, Europe, and Asia. She is the winner of the Center for Musical Excellence’s 2018 International Performing Arts Grant and regularly serves as artist-in-residence and faculty at festivals, most recently at the Sphinx Performance Academy and the Altenburger Musik Akademie in Austria. While she plays the breadth of repertoire for either instrument, Gabrielle is particularly passionate about chamber and contemporary music and enjoys all forms of collaboration with musicians of any genre and artists of any medium. She has premiered piano, violin, and chamber works at Juilliard, the Yale School of Music, National Sawdust, the Avaloch Music Institute, and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Recent residencies include Associate Piano Faculty Artist at the Sarasota Music Festival, Artist in Residence at pianoSonoma, and Fellowship Artist in violin at Mostly Modern | The Netherlands.

Currently in New York Gabrielle serves as professor of music history at Baruch College, chamber music coach at the New York Youth Symphony, and staff pianist at The Juilliard School. She is a founding member of the contemporary chamber collective Away From Keyboard and is on the rosters of Metropolis Ensemble, Nu Deco Ensemble, Protestra, Sound Off: Music for Bail, After Arts Featured Artists, the Center for Musical Excellence, and Concerts for Compassion. In her free time she enjoys frequenting art museums and aquariums, playing board and video games, birding, and reading science fiction. Her website is