"Gabriel is incredibly easy to work with, works fast, is full of ideas and enthusiasm, and I am always over the moon with what he produces. I can't recommend him highly enough - use him, you won't be disappointed."
Matt Holt, Director
"Gabriel is one of the best new composers with a real talent for comedy. The music is full of creativity that supports the requirements of the piece. Gabriel makes a brilliant contribution to a team."
Sara Shulman, Editor and Founder of Comedy Blogedy
"The Chopin of Comedy"
Adam Drake & Ben Rowse, Goose
"Working with Gabriel was a real treat - his understanding of the piece and ability to improvise in the room made the show all the better. The music brought the script alive and I wouldn't hesitate to work with him again."
Roxy Cook, Director
Gabriel Chernick is an award-winning composer, conductor and jazz pianist from London. He studied Music at the University of Cambridge before starting a Masters in Scoring for Film and Television at the National Film and Television School. Throughout his career, he has enjoyed directing and composing for an eclectic mix of groups and styles, from Anglican choral to klezmer, big bands to operas, and anything in between.
Gabriel began to establish his reputation as a skilled and versatile composer from a young age. In August 2014, his soundtrack for David K Barnes' adaptation of Games of Love and Chance was awarded a Special Commendation for Original Music at the 'NSDF Edinburgh Festival Awards'; the show was also shortlisted for the NSDF Edinburgh Festival '14 Award following a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. In March the following year, Gabriel won a Silver Award at the Global Music Awards for his soundtrack on David Elms' short film 'SWAG', one of many awards and nominations the film went on to receive, including official selection at Cannes Film Festival.
Other successes in film include Gabriel's soundtracks for Daniel Audritt's '10 Questions', also selected for the Short Film Corner ('Court Metrage') at Cannes Film Festival, and Tom Cottle's short film 'Not Sophie's Choice', starring Catherine Tate and Alex Macqueen, which has so far been selected for 13 film festivals including the Hollywood Comedy Short Film Festival, LA Short Film Festival, Raindance Film Festival, Encounters Film Festival and The British Independent Film Festival.
In the last year, Gabriel has been assistant orchestrator for the UK tour of Doctor Dolittle The Musical; directed a seven-piece live band for an ITV pilot of a new Gameshow, Crashtag, where he also composed an original score and played keys; was musical director, composer and pianist for the Oxford Playhouse Panto Jack and the Beanstalk; and musical director and pianist for a jazz version of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, with the Merry Opera Company. From January, Gabriel will be musical director of Merry Opera's UK tour of the Gilbert and Sullivan opera The Pirates of Penzance.
Gabriel is currently conductor of I Dodici, a 12-piece mixed choir who have recently performed at St Martin-in-the-Fields, Southwark Cathedral and St George's Windsor. He also conducts the Minim Singers, who specialise in early Jewish choral music, and have performed with artists such as Her Majestys Cornetts and Sackbutts, and alongside award-winning novelist and music critic Norman Lebrecht.
Gabriel is currently working on a variety of exciting musical projects for Film, TV, Theatre and live performance. For bookings and enquiries, or an in-depth discussion about harmony, click the button below.