Originally from Santa Clarita, CA, Gabriela Castro completed a Masters of Music degree at the School of Music at Cal State University, Fullerton, where she studied with Burt Hara of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. She also completed a Bachelor of Music degree at CSUF in the spring of 2013, her primary teachers being Hakan Rosengren and Margaret Worsley. In addition to these teachers, she has played in several master classes at CSUF for Yehuda Gilad, Anthony McGill, Alexander Fiterstein, Mark Nuccio, and Nathan Williams. Since her arrival, Gabriela has performed in the CSUF Symphonic Winds, Wind Symphony, and Symphony Orchestra, where she served as principal and co-principal clarinet for two consecutive years (2013-2015).
With the Wind Symphony and Symphony Orchestra, she has traveled abroad on tours with them to Portugal, China, and France. Gabriela has also performed abroad at the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival and in Canada at Domaine Forget, where she performed in master classes hosted by David Campbell and Eric Mandat. In addition to performing, Gabriela teaches clarinet in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas. Gabriela plays on a set of Buffet R13 Professional Model clarinets with Vandoren Traditional reeds and a Vandoren M13 Lyer 13 Series Mouthpiece.