thumbnail_Gabriel Preusse photo1Brazilian double bassist Gabriel Preusse received a Masters Degree in Performance from University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and both Performance and Music Education degrees from the University of Brasília, Brazil. He comes to Texas from a busy career in the Brazilian music scene where he performed in a variety of settings. Gabriel Preusse has performed as part of the bass section of the Orquestra Filarmonica de Brasilia, Capital Philharmonic (both in Brazil), Laredo Philharmonic, and the Valley Symphony Orchestra (both in Texas – USA). A prolific arranger, Gabriel’s most recent work Afro Sambas for double bass quartet was premiered at the V European Double Bass Convention in Prague and at the ISB convention in Ithaca, NY with the UTRGV Bass Quartet. Currently, Gabriel holds a position of Orchestra Director at Lyndon B. Johnson Middle School.