My name is Gabriel Bartley-Walters and I have been playing the violin since the age of 7. For the past few years, I have had dreams of going to music school to further my skills and learn more about the instrument. This would provide the opportunity for me to perform to the best of my abilities, as well as to make my country proud at the biggest stages and also be in a great position to give back to the next generation, so that they can be provided better opportunities than I was, in the future. While living in Kingston, Jamaica, I have represented the nation at the international level, being the first Jamaican to perform with the Orchestra of the Americas (formerly Youth Orchestra of the Americas) in 2014 and L'Orchestre de la Francophonie in 2017. Locally, I am the Associate Concertmaster of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Jamaica and the Concertmaster of the University of the West Indies Classical and Jazz Ensemble (UWI CAJE). In addition, I have founded the Accel String Quartet, one of the premier string quartets in Jamaica, which performs regularly at events and concerts islandwide. I also teach music at a high school in Kingston, Jamaica, and I play the violin at the National Youth Orchestra of Jamaica (NYOJ) as well as privately.
I was selected as one of a very select group of the world's best musicians to be a violin student at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, UK to work with some of the world's best professors and academics. By taking up this offer it will allow me to develop my skills on the instrument and represent at the highest standard of music performance. However, the costs associated with pursuing this education are too much for me to bear on my own. Therefore, I am trying numerous sources and reaching out in many directions for assistance, including this Crowdfunding page. Any financial support that you can provide will be immensely appreciated; even £10 can make a difference if 3000 or more people donate that amount. While I may never be able to repay the investment made towards my tuition expenses, as a token of my deepest gratitude, I will provide regular updates of my progress at the college via social media and youtube platforms. Here you can also find out more information about the work I have done while in Jamaica. I will also, where possible, provide links to my concerts and any projects that I partake in. Once again, I am extremely grateful for your assistance!
Youtube: Thesnorlaxconcerto www.youtube.com/user/fsxbeginner9000
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String Quartet Information
Youtube: The Accel String Quartet www.youtube.com/channel/UCLaB-GWuLmqRgdEh6OjJ3XA