"That was the best day of my life, it was so amazing," said Gigi. "I'm so thankful I got the chance. Just being able to walk into the vicinity is a nice thing, but being able to perform there where so many other people played was really cool for me."
Gigi has been playing violin since she was 4 years old. This home video shows just some of her many recitals and performances. She practices and performs every single day. For Gigi, it's a true labor of love.
Allendale Columbia music teacher Gabe Costanzo backs up her musicianship with her rock-solid character.
"When I hear someone like Gabrielle playing, it's just amazing. I think back to when I was a student, and I could have played as well as she does. I think of all the possibilities that are open to her now, it's just a really nice feeling," said Constanzo.
"It's a new challenge every day. I've always known it was what I wanted to do," said Gigi, whose ultimate goal is to play in a symphony orchestra.
With dozens of awards already under her belt, she's well on her way. She's a violinist who makes beautiful music, and the whole world is taking notice.