Gabriela Martinez began musical studies at the Alejandro Garcia Caturla Music Conservatory in Havana, Cuba. She completed the high school music program at the National School of Music in Havana. In Santiago, Chile she obtained the Bachelor Degree in Choral Direction and Vocal Performance at the University of Chile. In Santiago, she conducted several choirs including the adult choir of the Catholic University of Chile and the Choir of the Supreme Court of Santiago. She also worked as a choir supervisor and voice teacher in the children’s program of the Municipal Theater of Santiago.
From 2004 to 2008 she was the director of the adult choir and the youth choir of the Municipal Theater of Temuco, Chile. She also directed other choirs in Temuco including the Universidad Mayor Chorus and the Children’s Choir of the German School. She performed soloist roles in La Traviata and Madama Butterfly at the Municipal Theater of Temuco. She is currently performing graduate studies in vocal performances at the Cleveland State University.