Gabriel Campos Zamora, Clarinet
Gabriel Campos Zamora, a native of San José, Costa Rica was appointed Associate Principal Clarinet of the Kansas City Symphony in 2015 after joining the orchestra in 2014 as Bass Clarinet. Mr. Campos has appeared as Guest Principal Clarinet with The Cleveland Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, Seattle Symphony and the Houston Symphony, and was the Principal Clarinet of the Virginia Symphony during the 2013-2014 season.
Mr. Campos has participated at the Marlboro Music Festival and frequently performs at the Kansas City Symphony "Happy Hour" chamber music concerts. Additionally, he was a fellow of Ensemble ACJW, a program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute in partnership with the New York City Department of Education. A laureate of several competitions, Gabriel received first prize at the 2008 Pasadena Showcase House Instrumental Competition, in addition to winning concerto competitions at the 2009 Aspen Music Festival, 2010 Music Academy of the West, and 2011 National Repertory Orchestra.
Gabriel began his musical training at the Instituto Nacional de Musica as a student of Jose Manuel Ugalde "cheche". He then came to the United States to study at the Interlochen Arts Academy with Nathan Williams and later received his bachelor's degree in music from the Colburn Conservatory in Los Angeles, where he studied with renowned professor Yehuda Gilad. He has been a participant of Aspen, Music Academy of the West, National Repertory Orchestra, Spoleto and the Tanglewood Music Center festivals.