Professional composer since the age of 19, Gabriel Iwasaki is a classically trained pianist who took his passion as his career, studying Music Composition at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru.
He has won 1st place at the international piano competition “Pianoteq Video Contest” 2014’s edition and has been finalist at both the 2015 and 2016 edition.
He is the first Peruvian to get the finals of the “International Antonin Dvorak Composition Competition” held in the conservatory of Prague, Czech Republic in 2018. He has been also a finalist in the 2019 edition.
In 2020, he was awarded in two different international compositions competitions: 4th place in the “Michal Kleofas Oginski Composition Competition” and 3rd place in “The New Vienna Symphony Composers Competition”, held in Belarus and Austria respectively, for his composition “Scenes from the Andes”, a symphonic composition dedicated to Peru, his country, where he blends traditional peruvian folk music with the orchestral genre. In 2021, this piece received another award, 2nd place at the “Reno Pops Composers’ Showcase” in Reno, Nevada, USA. In 2022, he was awarded 2nd place at the “International Composition Competition Vienna Classical Music Academy” for his piece “The Adventurous”.
He has released 5 studio albums, 2 where he combines his classical roots with his deep and profound love for the progressive genre and 3 classical albums, as well as releasing Singles and EPs.