Jose Gabriel Pina
the Austrian-Venezuelan violist began playing the viola at the age of 8 with "El Sistema". In 2008 he joined the National Youth Orchestra "Teresa Carreño" under the direction of Ulyses Ascanio and renowned guest conductors such as Gustavo Dudamel, Claudio Abbado, Sir Simon Rattle, Daniel Barenboim. In his career he has taken part in numerous master classes with international teachers such as Penelope Knuth, Alexander Zemtsov, Prof. Wolfgang Klos, Sara Rilling, Thomas Selditz, Johannes Meissl (chamber music). In September 2011 he came to Vienna to take lessons at the Johann Sebastian Bach Music School from Prof. Georg Hamann. He was at the Joseph Haydn Conservatory in Eisenstadt, Haydn's city, studying with the internationally renowned violist Prof. Wolfgang Wölfer-Roth and with Prof. Mag. Firmian Lermer.
He has been active with numerous orchestras in Europe since 2015 and is also section leader of the violas in the Munich Young Philharmonic. He has participated in various Asian tours in China, Korea and Japan for concerts and New Year festivals. He was able to increase his orchestral experience in the Wiener Musikverein, Berliner Philharmonie, Gasteig Kulturzentrum München, Wiener Staatsoper, Lotte Concert Hall, Auditorio Nacional de Madrid, Yokohama Minatomirai Hall, Concertgebouw, Tokyo Opera City, Wiener Konzerthaus, Osaka Symphony Hall. In 2019 he won the audition in the orchestra of the Košice City Theater (Slovakia). In 2020 he founded the Goldmark Quartet, which has been active in the chamber music scene for two years build a professional career.