Gabrielle was born in Invercargill. She learned both violin and cello. She played in the Symphonia but her great love was solo playing, Gypsy style at some of Auckland's top restaurants.
Gabrielle formed the Auckland Concert Orchestra in the early '80s and in doing so united passionate musicians from around New Zealand giving lively and unique concert experiences to appreciative audiences.
Later in life Gabrielle suffered from personal disappointment and multiple medical ailments, sadly passing away in 2017. Her output of compositions and arrangements was prolific.