Originally from Portland, Maine, GABRIEL TERRACCIANO currently resides in New York City, where he has established himself as an elite jazz violinist- “Adventurous, but always melodic…Terracciano plays with Joe Venuti’s grace and Zbigniew Seifert’s swagger.” – AllAboutJazz. Classically trained from a young age, Gabe has spent his career focusing on playing the violin in a variety of non-classical genres, including jazz, bluegrass, rock, and hip hop, among others. Along with his work with the Turtle Island Quartet, he leads his own groups as a soloist in addition to being a member of a wide range of ensembles including the Avalon Jazz Band, the Hot Toddies Jazz Band, Wet Electric, and The Harmolodic String Band.
Gabe has two albums released as a leader – In Flight (2020) and Three Part Invention (2021). Along with his performing career, Gabe is also a committed educator. He was an adjunct instructor in violin and guitar at NYU and has worked for educational organizations including Tufts Community Music, Maine Jazz Camp, and the geniusHive School (Accra, Ghana). He was most recently awarded First Prize in the 2018 Freshgrass Fiddle Competition and Third Prize in the 2018 Zbigniew Seifert Jazz Violin Competition. Gabe is the recipient of a 2018 Downbeat Award for Pop/Rock Soloist, and the recipient of the 2018 Barney Josephson Award from NYU for Outstanding Jazz Performance. In addition, he was selected as a finalist for the prestigious Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz at UCLA in 2016.
Gabe holds undergraduate degrees from Tufts University and the New England Conservatory of Music, and a Master’s degree from New York University. He has studied with teachers including Tanya Kalmanovitch, Don Doane, Cecil McBee, John Scofield, Ari Hoenig, and Rob Thomas. gabeterracciano.com