Gabriel Stossel (b.2001) is a young composer currently attending the Cleveland Institute of Music studying composition under Keith Fitch and piano under Derek Nishimura.
As a composer, Stossel likes to explore relationships between broad overarching musical shapes and musical structure, making connections between a myriad of arts. His works are often inspired by visual arts, architecture, and poetry. Stossel has previously studied with Nicholas Landrum, Jennifer Merkowitz, and Paul Coleman.
Stossel is the first prize winner of the 2020-2021 Cleveland Composer’s Guild Collegiate Composition Contest. He is a second prize winner of the 2021 OFMC Composition Contest. and first prize winner of the 2022 OFMC Composition Contest. He is Second prize winner of the Robert Avalon International Composition Competition (2021). He has received a Special prize from the 1st Ise-Shima International Popular Music Composition Competition (2022).He is also a recipient of the 2020 John Phllip Soussa Award.
Stossel has participated in the Mostly Modern Festival (2022), Summer at Eastman (2019), CIM’s Young Composers program (2019), Stossel was a 2022 Norfolk New Music Workshop Fellow. His pieces have been performed across the U.S. In venues such as Mixon hall (Cleveland Institute of Music) and Kilbourne Hall (Eastman School of Music). Saratogo Springs, New York.