Gabriel Polinsky joined The Philadelphia Orchestra in 2022. He is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, having studied with Harold Robinson and Edgar Meyer. Some meaningful experiences have taken place at the Tanglewood Music Center, the New York String Orchestra Seminar, and the Lucerne Festival. Additionally, he enjoys playing on occasion with the Jupiter Chamber Players in New York. In 2019 he won The Philadelphia Orchestra’s Albert M. Greenfield Student Competition.
Mr. Polinsky was born and raised on Long Island, New York, and fostered a love of music from an early age. His inspiration for starting on the bass was his older brother Isaac, who is a bassist himself. Starting at age eight, Gabe balanced bass and piano lessons with a love for sports throughout his childhood. Toward the end of high school, he made the decision to pursue music. These days, he is caring for his dog, Hunter; having fun with coffee; and getting back into the sports world.
Photo by Sara Han