Gabriela Glapska is a Polish-born pianist based in Wellington, New Zealand. She received her
Master’s Degree with Distinction in Poland studying under the tutelage of prof. Ewa Pobłocka
and completed her PhD degree in music with the major performance component from Victoria
University of Wellington in 2020.
She is a sought-after chamber musician, accompanist and répétiteur with a strong interest in
Gabriela has been the pianist for the annual Nelson Composers Workshops
since 2017 and a pianist for the 44th International Viola Congress held in Wellington in 2017. As an
advocate for the performance of new compositions, she has collaborated with many award-winning
composers on both solo and ensemble projects as well as with Wellington-based contemporary
ensemble STROMA and the SMP Ensemble. In August 2022, she performed at the ISCM World
New Music Days festival held in Auckland and Christchurch.
Gabriela is a founding member of the Ghost Trio along the violinist Monique Lapins and cellist Ken
Ichinose, who completed a national tour for Chamber Music New Zealand’s Music Up Close series
in 2021. In October 2023, they will perform Beethoven’s Triple Concerto with St. Matthew’s
Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Michael Joel in Auckland.
Gabriela also collaborates with soprano Barbara Paterson, TrioNique, Royal New Zealand Ballet,
New Zealand Opera (6:24 Voices of Aotearoa) and Wellington Opera (La Traviata).