Gabriela Pochinki was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina’s capital city. Since she was a child, she has impressed everyone by her voice and unique talents; when she was an adolescent, she represented her country overseas becoming the Argentinean lyrical music ambassador in the most important opera houses in the world.
She has a Bachelor’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music, NY, USA and an MD in Opera. In Buenos Aires, she studied Speech Therapy in Universidad del Salvador (Argentina).
She took part in the most outstanding contests of the music industry, winning many awards, among which we can mention:
‘Best singer in the world’ in the Third Lyrical Festival in Italy.
‘Best Lyrical singer’ in San Remo Festival, Italy.
First Prize Lyrical Singer in “Queens Opera”, USA.
Second Prize in Pavarotti Competition, USA.
Her talent has lead her to get more qualifications overseas with the best professionals, studying vocal technique and repertoire under the direction of the greatest masters in Italy, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Israel and in the Metropolitan Opera House of New York, including Elizabeth Schwarzkop, Joan Donerman, Patane, Nico Castel, Alfredo Kraus, Renata Scotto, Norma Newton.
Her ductility lead her to deal with and specialize in different styles like opera, tango, folk music and liturgical song. She took part in many performances, such as: Landerstheater of Lucern (Switzerland) She played Maria in ‘West Side Story’ in Landestheater in Salzburgo (Austria), (English/German version) accompanied by the MOZARTEUM orcherstra and in the Volksoper Wien (Austria), Baden Baden Festspielhaus, (Germany), English/German version, highlighting Gabriela’s role in singing, dancing and acting.
She was part of Virginia Opera and toured all around US cities (she was the only one in the cast who was not a native, for it was an English version in Broadway).
She played Adele in Die Fledermaus (‘The Bat’), in Chicago’s Illinois Opera House (English version), in The New Israel Opera Tel Aviv (Hebrew version), and in Vienna State Opera (German version).
She played the part of Despina in ‘Cosi Fan Tutte’, Gilda in ‘Rigoletto’, Rosina, in ‘The Barber of Seville’ (Master Guadagnio), Valencienne, in ‘Die Lustige Witwe’, Marie, in ‘The Daughter of the Regiment’ (Master Ranzani), Lucia, in ‘Lucia de Lammermoor’, Linda, in ‘Linda di Chamounix’, Susana, in ‘Le Nozze di Figaro’, Oscar, in ‘Ballo di Maschera’ and Nanetta, in ‘Falstaff’.
With the Scala de Milán school, she played the role of Giulio in Sarti’s Giulio Sabino in the Opera di Ravenna, Italy. She was chosen by Master Claudio Abbado to play the role of Zerlina in Mozart’s ‘Don Juan’.
In Oper Bonn, she played Musetta in ‘La Boheme’. She sang Norina’s ‘Don Pasquale’, and Adina in ‘The Elixir of Love’, directed by Renata Scotto and Paolo Montarsolo in Italy.
She has had important roles in television, appearing in RAI 1 and 2, and in Channel 5 (mediaset) Italy, she played the role of Don Juan’s Zerlina in the ZDF German TV in Prague (German version). Also, for NHK Network TV of Japan, for Israel, Argentina, USA, and Austria.
She was selected by the Volksopera de Viena to join the regisseur Robert Herzl group, and she travelled to Israel where she played the part of Adele in Strauss’ ‘The Bat’, releasing the Hebrew version. Gabriela played Carmina in Carl Orff’s ‘Carmina Burana’ in the Teatro Colón of Buenos Aires, she played Zerlina in Mozart’s ‘Don Giovanni’ in the Teatro Argentino de La Plata.
One of Gabriela’s main objectives was to record opera arias and liturgical music CDs, accompanied by a symphonic orchestra. She wanted to give a twist to her classical career into pop music, so she went to Las Vegas and Los Angeles to get trained. Some years later, she went back to Los Angeles, this time, together with the great Kenny O’Brien, who was manager of stars like
Celine Dion and has won 7 Grammy awards. There, she worked thoroughly for many months, and chose a repertoire that could stand out both her pop qualities as well as her vocal technique and her lyrical gifts. The arrangements and orchestration of this work were made by another outstanding person: the reknown Master Jorge Calandrelli.
Gabriela speaks six languages fluently, and she speaks them during her presentations.
So far, she has recorded 3 classical albums with orchestra and choir: “Sin barreras”, “Il Dolce Suono”, “Reina de la Noche”, and recently, the pop lyrical CD in Spanish, “Pájaro Rebelde”, which is already for sale.