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"A musician of great sensitivity and dynamic stage presence” - Duluth News Tribune, oboist & English Horn specialist, Griffith Gamerl continues to redefine the definition of a successful career in classical music.

Darci Griffith Gamerl's groundbreaking, collaborative artistry, production & compositions have won awards with recognition via the Omaha Entertainment Awards, The American Prize

A frequent guest artist, Griffith Gamerl performs as a soloist and orchestral musician with various orchestras, national touring touring productions (Wicked, The King & I, The Little Mermaid, Johnny Mathis, Aladdin, The Sound of Music). Gamerl holds orchestral positions throughout the USA, including the Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra, the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra, Lincoln's Symphony Orchestra, and the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra.

Founded in 2016, Griffith Gamerl composes, arranges and performs with cellist, David Downing in Bel Canto Duo. The duo was awarded Outstanding New Artist by the Omaha Entertainment Awards (2023) & were finalists (American Prize) for both chamber music composition & for the Ernst Bacon Prize for the performance of American music. Past commissioners have included work for the documentary film, Nebraska Flatwater - Gallery 1516 & The Four Cather Tableaux (The National Willa Cather Center). Darci & David are currently scoring Willa Cather, a documentary featuring the life, work and commemoration of the preeminent author. 

BCD's clients include KANEKO, the National Music Museum, the University of Nebraska Medical Center, The Durham (Dressing the Abbey - Exhibit Opening), DA Davidson, Temple Israel, Joslyn Castle, the International Double Reed Society, Nebraska Wedding Day & Gallery 1516.

As a chamber musician with the trio I the Siren, Ms. Gamerl received a finalist award (American Prize) in Chamber Music Performance. In 2021 she was a semi-finalist in the professional composition category for her work, The Seven Directions & received a finalist award in the professional chamber music category (American Prize) with David Downing for their collaborative composition, Sacred Waters.

As a soloist, Ms. Gamerl has premiered works by Dr. James Lee III, Jonathan Leshnoff, Kelly Hale, Marie Rubis Bauer, Robert K. Mueller & Fabio Mengozzi. Her performance of 'Courageous Lights' for English horn & orchestra by Dr. James Lee III (Premiere Augusta, GA - January 2024) received a standing ovation. Upcoming concerto performances are slated for the 24/25 season (Lincoln's Symphony Orchestra & the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra.

In addition to an active performing career, Ms. Gamerl continues to instruct - with former students winning jobs with major orchestras across the country. Her production work includes The Silent Canon (nationally syndicated with Dr. Anthony Trecek-King), KVNO Classical 90.7, the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra, Down the Pit (podcast).

Omaha Entertainment & Arts Awards Logo

Best New Artist - Music

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Chamber Music & Composition

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Nebraska Arts Council Touring Artist Roster

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