Gabi Barani is currently performing as a percussionist in Romania. As of November 2016 until November 2017, he was playing for Dunshan Symphonic Wind Orchestra in Beijing. Prior to this appointment, Gabi held the position of percussionist/timpanist with the Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra (Lebanon) and Brasov Philharmonic Orchestra (Romania). As an associate percussionist, he performed with several major orchestras from Romania such as George Enesco Philharmonic, Romanian National Radio Orchestra, Bucharest Symphony Orchestra, Sibiu State Philharmonic, Brasov Opera, Pitesti Philharmonic, and Bucharest Wind Ensemble. Gabi also toured with different projects in Europe, Middle East and China.
Coming from a family with a strong tradition in music, Gabi naturally took an interest in studding music at an early age. He earned his Master’s Degree from University of Northern Colorado, and his Bachelor Degree from University of Transylvania, both in percussion
As an educator, Gabi taught percussion lessons at the Lebanese National Higher Conservatory of Music, Lebanese Band Association for Music, and he his part of the faculty team of the yearly International Summer Band Camp in Lebanon. While he was a teaching assistant of Prof. Gray Barrier at the University of Northern Colorado, Gabi taught percussion students and conducted percussion ensembles.
When he is not performing along the symphony orchestra, Gabi does not miss the opportunity to play the drum set in various settings. He was the drummer of the Lebanese Conservatory Big Band directed by Dr. Gene Aitken, and he’s been active as a freelance drummer performing a variety of music genres.