Gabriel Ingliss started the piano eight years ago at the age of 5, and two years later was playing the complete Bach Inventions from memory, in addition to several of that composer’s Sinfonias for solo keyboard. He has been studying with Prof. Falko Steinbach of the University of New Mexico since 2016, and since then has appeared on almost all piano recitals at Keller Hall, performing works by Bartók, Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, Haydn, and Mozart. Prof. Steinbach invited him to play at the 2018 Lindlar Piano Festival, where he performed Haydn’s Piano Concerto in D Major with the Symphony Orchestra of the Oberbergischer Kreis, and he returned the next year as a scholarship student to play on six concerts, presenting a Beethoven sonata, two concerti by Mozart, and other works including “Moving,” Falko Steinbach’s second book of etudes. He subsequently recorded those etudes on video at Keller Hall under the composer’s supervision, having already recorded the first book of etudes, “Finger Paintings,” the previous year. In September 2019, Gabriel inaugurated Chatter ABQ’s Beethoven commemoration with a performance of the Piano Sonata No. 5 in c minor, Op. 10, No. 1, and has been asked to return. In December 2019, he entertained several of KHFM’s donors with a rendition of Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 12 in A-flat Major, Op. 26. A video of that presentation was featured on KHFM’s Facebook page. He appeared on the New Jersey Symphony’s website last year, performing the Sonate for Oboe and Piano, Op. 166, by Camille Saint-Saëns alongside his father, Robert. Gabe has had the opportunity to play for such piano luminaries as Olga Kern, Anne-Marie McDermott, Marc Neikrug, and Lois Shapiro. Gabriel’s musical studies began at age 4 on the violin with his mother, Yuko Shimokawa, and he is now a pupil of the renowned violist Toby Appel. He is presently a scholarship student in the 8th grade at the Santa Fe Preparatory School.