A musician of great sensitivity and dynamic stage presence” - Lawrence Barnabo, Duluth News Tribune, Canadian-American oboist Darci Gamerl's groundbreaking, collaborative artistry has redefined the definition of a successful career in classical music. As a frequent guest artist & soloist, Ms. Gamerl performs across the United States and Canada with an upcoming world premiere of Courageous Lights, a concerto for English horn & orchestra by Dr. James Lee III. Her orchestral positions include the Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra, the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra, Lincoln's Symphony Orchestra, and the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra.
Ms. Gamerl composes, arranges and performs with her partner, cellist, David Downing. Bel Canto Duo was recently awarded Outstanding New Artist by the Omaha Entertainment Awards. The duo performs across the country, presenting immersive live music, recitals & lectures. Certified in Music Therapy & Sound Healing, Ms. Gamerl's compositional influences range from ancient music to minimalist composers. A serial collaborator, Ms. Gamerl received the finalist award for the American Prize in Chamber Music Performance. In 2021 she was a semi-finalist in the professional composition category for her work, The Seven Directions & is currently was a finalist in the professional chamber music composition category with David Downing for their composition, Sacred Waters - penned for the documentary, Nebraska Flatwater.
A sought-after collaborator, Ms. Gamerl has premiered new works from composers such as Jonathan Leshnoff, Kelly Hale, Marie Rubis Bauer, Robert K. Mueller & Fabio Mengozzi. Past commissions include Gallery 1516 & the National Willa Cather Center in Red Cloud, Nebraska. for the sesquicentennial celebration of the author.
In addition to an active performing career, Ms. Gamerl continues to instruct privately - with former students winning jobs with major orchestras across the country (Chicago Symphony, Des Moines Symphony, South Bend Symphony).