Gabriele Pollina is a multi-instrumentalist from Italy. His passion for music began when he received his first drum kit at the age of six, surrounded by a very musical environment his percussive skills grew fast and at the age of eleven he was already playing in his first band. After several years of drum training gigs and recordings he felt that something was missing in his musical development, something that could combine rhythm and melody, he found his answer in an instrument called handpan!
He approached on his first handpan in 2013 and after only 6 months he won the first prize at the “Handpan Race”, a handpan contest organised by the Handpan Festival in Milan. During the following years he recorded his first album as Handpan soloist and he started a long music trip through Australia and Asia. During this journey he has had the possibility to discover different musical cultures playing with many musicians and performing in countless events, yoga centres, theatres, festivals and exhibitions expanding his knowledge and passion for music.
Now He's based in London, where he is teaching and performing with his handpans.