Gabriel Bussi (Composer, violinist, and violist); presently violinist of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia and violist of the Schubert String Quartet and the Cuarteto del Pino, enjoyed a broad musical education throughout various countries and continents. Born as son of musicians in Montevideo (Uruguay), he pursued his main violin and composition studies in Germany, where he graduated as violin major at the Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler" in Berlin with the teachers Prof. Christoph Poppen and Prof. Ulf Wallin. In the meantime he studied composition and counterpoint at the same college with Prof. Gerhard Tittel and Prof. Jürgen Ganzer, premiering during those years several commissioned works.
He was prize winner at several competitions, both as violinist and as composer, and he was scholarship holder at numerous music festivals, among them Ost-West Musik Festival (Krems, Austria), Richard-Wagner-Verband (Bayreuth, Germany), Young Artists International (Los Angeles, USA), Nagano Music Festa (Ueda, Japan), being active as soloist and chamber musician on multiple occasions. His compositions and arrangements were periodically played by Young Artists International (Los Angeles), including recordings and radio broadcasts.
As a violinist, he completed his Artist Certificate and Master of Music Performance with Dr. Eduard Schmieder, as scholarship holder at Southern Methodist University in Dallas (USA), keeping up his composition studies with Dr. Robert Frank.
Throughout his studies he participated at many masterclasses with internationally renowned teachers, such as Mauricio Fuks (Bloomington), Valery Gradow (Mannheim), Denes Zsigmondy (Hungary), Stephan Picard (Berlin), and Gernot Winischhofer (Vienna), and he played with orchestras such as the Stuttgarter Philharmoniker (Germany), the Fort Worth Symphony (USA), the "I Palpiti" Chamber Orchestra in Los Angeles and the Dallas Chamber Orchestra.
His compositions were played in various countries by members of orchestras such as the Jerusalem Symphony Orquestra (Israel), the Philharmonie Südwestfalen (Germany), the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia (Spain), the Orquesta Gaos (Spain), as well as by chamber music groups such as Zoar Ensemble, Grupo Instrumental Siglo XX, his former group Artemis Ensemble and his present groups Cuarteto del Pino and Schubert String Quartet.