Gabriela Leśniak was born on January 18, 1994 in Olkusz (Poland). She has been playing the accordion since she was 12. She graduated from Fryderyk Chopin Secondary State Music School and Instrumental Department of the Music Academy in Cracow.
Then she graduated from the faculty of artistic education in the field of music art at the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin. The next step in her career was studying the accordion in the Music Academy in Poznań. She currently works as a music, accordion and piano teacher.
She has participated in numerous masterclasses conducted, among others through Teodoro Anzelotti (Freiburg), Claudia Buder (Weimar), Volodymyr Runchak (Kiev), Predrag Jankovic (Podgorica). As a soloist she performed, among others in Vienna, Freiburg, Krakow, Olkusz, Kielce, Lublin and Poznań. She took second place at the international accordion competition for soloists VAMO 2019 in Vienna, as well as second place in the composition competition for children's song organized by AMWA UMCS in Lublin.
She was on the list of 10% of the best UMCS graduates in 2018.
Her non-musical passion is German language and culture. These interests resulted in the translation of the text about Ralf Jung by Ralf Kaupenjohann, which appeared in 2017 as part of the publication "Tempus fugit, musica manet Bronisław Kazimierz Przybylski in memoriam", published by Polihymnia in Lublin.
She is the author of several lectures and works, and also took the position of chairwoman of the Accordionists Art and Science Club of the Music Academy in Poznań.
The characteristic features of her performances are: musical sensitivity, uncompromising nature, combining styles.
Privately, she loves Italian cuisine, choral and symphonic music of Polish composers of the 20th century.