She started taking classical piano lesson at the age of 10. During her high school years, she also became interested in pop music and started playing in a band. Gabriella also actively participated in various music festivals and competitions at her high school and church both as a pianist and singer. She continued her formal music education at the University of Pelita Harapan, majoring in Contemporary Piano Performance.
Gabriella hungrily continued her music education beyond her college program, taking lessons from some of the giants in the field, such as Indra Lesmana (Krakatau, Java Jazz, etc.) and Kris Goessens of Holland. At the same time, she has participated competitively in events such as Jazz Goes To Campus 2009 (JGTC) and a Road to Java Jazz Festival 2010 (JJF) at both of which she won the first place as the best keyboardist/pianist. Gabriella has, and continues to be a versatile artist; she actively plays with her award-winning (Best Newcomer Artist at The 36th Jazz Goes To Campus Choice Awards) Hemiola Quartet and Indrawan Tjhin Group while continuing her professional relationship with the aforementioned Raisa, IndraLesmana, Eva Celia, and Erwin Gutawa, among others.
She also maintains her presence in the jazz community; she has recently participated in events such as Red White Jazz Lounge, Java Jazz Festival, and Largo to name but a few.