Gabriel Arregui holds degrees from the University of Southern California (Collaborative Piano) and Loma Linda University (Organ Performance). His professors have included Gwendolyn Koldofsky, Brooks Smith, and Jean Barr (Collaborative and Solo Piano), Anita Norskov Olson (Solo Piano), Malcolm Hamilton (Harpsichord), and Donald J. Vaughn and Thomas Harmon (Organ). While at USC, he won the Hans Schiff Memorial Scholarship for excellence in chamber music, as well as the award for outstanding graduate from the Accompanying Department.
Arregui has appeared in recital with sopranos Julianne Baird and Rosa Lamoreaux, has taught 18th-century counterpoint at La Sierra University, and has performed for Queen Elizabeth II. He currently serves as an organist and choirmaster at St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral in San Diego, where the magnificent organ provides him many opportunities to practice his latest passion: improvisation. He has been with our Festival since 1994, performing at one time or another in each of the five concerts.