Mar 15, 2009
Gabri Athayde was born in Orinda, California ( a place with fog, green bubbly hills, and oak trees.) Gabri decided to be a cellist when she was four and a half. She graduated from Oberlin, where she also learned to speak Japanese and Mandarin. She's currently a graduate student at UCSD, mentored by Charles Curtis, and some of her best friends in the music industry are Helmut Lachenmann, Lewis Nielson and Xiu Xiu. She is a frequent performer at the Lucerne Festival in Europe.