Originally invented in Switzerland in the year 2000, this sound sculpture has been researched and developed, refined and tuned to produce an immaculate sound and truly memorable experience both in playing and listening.
Gabriele’s performances with the handpan are unique, original and musically gorgeous with a beautiful visual impact. Its sound combines perfect melody and rhythm, is tuneful, clean and directly affects the soul of the listener.
From Italy to Australia, his hypnotic handpan improvisations are guaranteed to captivate audiences and get people talking far and wide.
Ronel Verwoerd - The Natural History Museum
Gabriele was a wonderful addition to our event - he played beautifully and had a lovely sensitive way of interacting with our young visitors, inviting them to play along.
Gabriele absolutely made our event in the menswear department. It was so different, and gave such a unique magical atmosphere. He was really great with our guests too, engaging with them and answering their questions about his music. We'd highly recommend him!
We give you a bespoke price based on the exact location of your event. The pricing below is based on a central location for your area so you have an idea of what your price will be. The exact price will be given in the booking process after you’ve provided the location details.
Is the handpan an acoustic instrument?
Yes, it is similar to a steel drum but is played with the hands. If the venue or event needs some extra volume, the handpan can be amplified with a microphone to raise the volume.
Do you use background music during your performance?
No, everything is played live through the handpan.
What size of venue can you play?
Any size, as the handpan can be amplified, all venues can be accomodated.
How much time do you need to set up?
About 20 minutes just to get setup and check out the acoustics of the venue etc.
How much space do you need to play?
1.5 square meters (it's just me and my handpan!).
Do you perform outdoors?
Yes I do, I can't play under the rain or under the direct sun due to the handpan being made of steel, so as long as there is some cover for adverse weather, no problem at all.
Are you able to play during our wedding ceremony as well as during the afternoon drinks?
Yes of course, please mention at the time of enquiry so that the quote can be tailored accordingly.