Born in Bologna, Italy, Gabriella studied in Italy, France and Germany with Pierre Jamet and Fabrice Pierre, Jaqueline Borot, Giselle Herbert and Anna Loro. Now based in London, she continues to follow an international and high profile career performing and teaching the harp.
Her wide and varied repertoire covers most solo, concertos, chamber music repertoire as well as Orchestral works (symphonic, operatic and ballet).
Gabriella has performed important works of the solo contemporary repertoire as well as premiering and commissioning many others (Jackson, Be not Afeared, Benati, Marson XL, Perga, Thomas, Streak, etc) She has worked extensively with Gruppo Musica Insieme di Cremona, the iconinc group of Luciano Berio and Cathy Berberian, Avanguardia 80, and the German contemporary music group Kontraste, Gabriella has worked with composers on writing for the harp in BBC composers workshops, courses (Orkney Festival) and has given classes in composing for harp. She has also appeared regularly and recorded with distinguished chamber ensembles like the Vienna Virtuosi, Divertissement Ensemble and the Holst Singers.
Gabriella free lances with some of the most outstanding UK and European orchestras: the Vienna Philharmonic, Vienna State Opera, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonia, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the English Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Conductors she works with include Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Mariss Jansen, Valery Gergiev, Simon Rattle, Lorin Maazel, Sir Colin Davis, Antonio Pappano, Bernard Haitink, Segei Osawa, Esa Pekka Salonen amongst countless others.
As well as her work as Head of Harp at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London, and her recent appointment at Chethams School of Music in Manchester UK, Gabriella gives masterclasses and harp courses as well as orchestral courses in Italy, Spain, France, Sweden, Singapore, Tasmania and Australia. She has been a jury member in competitions, (BBC Young Musician of the Year (strings final); F.Godefroid International Harp Competition in Belgium, Arpaplus in Spain, North London Competion, etc).