Gabriel Boyers, violinist, has been praised for his “rock steady finger and bow technique” by New Music Connoisseur Magazine and has been described by The Boston Phoenix as an “elegant, accomplished player” and as one of “the most talented young string players in town.” As recitalist and chamber musician, Gabriel has been heard at numerous festivals and halls, including at the SandorVegh Institute in Prague, the Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada, Vail Valley Bravo Music Festival , the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, and Boston’s Jordan Hall. Gabriel has participated in many world-premiere performances, including as concertmaster for the 2005 Carnegie Hall premiere of “Concerto for Turntables and Orchestra” with DJ Radar, as well as the 2006 premiere of “For Lou” by John Luther Adams, which he also recorded for New World Records. In 2007, Boyers was a resident artist at the “AtlanticCenter for the Arts” in Florida, where he worked with composer Lee Hyla to develop “Cadenza,” a work for solo violin based on portions of composer’s Violin Concerto. In 2010, with pianist Keith Kirchoff, Boyers gave the world premiere of Leo Ornstein’s 3rd Sonata for Violin and Piano, a newly discovered work approximately 90 years old, which he will record this year as part of a survey of Ornstein’s complete works for violin and piano. Beginning in the fall of 2013 he will perform as a member of the newly formed Simrock String Quartet, with Gabriela Diaz, Stephanie Fong and Rafi Popper-Keizer. Boyers holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from TuftsUniversity and New England Conservatory, where he was a student of MasukoUshioda and James Buswell. In addition to his performing activities, Boyers is owner of Schubertiade Music & Arts (www.schubertiademusic.com) and deals in rare Musical Autographs, Antiquarian Music, Music Books, Art and Photographs of Musical Interest, and of Rare Musical Ephemera.