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Gabi Holzwarth

Gabi Holzwarth

Gabi Holzwarth is a professional violinist. She graduated from UC Davis.


Holzwarth is a graduate of UC Davis, Class of 2017, where she majored in History.

Personal Life

Gabi is very close to her sister, Yvette Holzwarth, who is also a musician.

Gabi was dating Uber CEO Travis Kalanick from 2014 - 2016. She broke up with him in August 2016.

She says that Travis Kalanick has helped her rise from being a street violinist in Palo Alto to a serious musician.

She and Travis met when she was hired to play violin at venture capitalist Shervin Pishevar's house. Holzwarth was discovered by Pishevar while she was performing in the violin outside a Trader Joe's.

Gabi had a very rough childhood.

She is half-Chinese, half-American.

She was sexually abused by her tennis instructor, and developed an eating disorder.

Holzwarth was the target of disparaging jokes by comedian T.J. Miller (including calling her a bitch) at the Crunchies Award ceremony in February 2015.

Uber Revelations

In 2017, Holzwarth revealed that she had accompanied Uber executives to pick up prostitutes at a bar in Korea in 2014. One of the executives was a woman, four others were men, including Emil Michael, who had been under the spotlight for making threats to reporter Sarah Lacy.


Citation Linktwitter.comGabi on Twitter
Jul 28, 2015, 9:17 PM
Citation Linkinstagram.comCheck out Gabi making some music with the Big Snoop Dogg!
Jul 28, 2015, 9:19 PM
Citation Linkthesun.co.ukGabi breaks up with UberCEO Travis Kalanick.
Dec 28, 2016, 8:42 AM
Citation Linkyoutube.comGabi's "Passion Story"
May 20, 2016, 8:40 AM
Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comGabi with her parents Carl and Emerald Holzwarth at her UC Davis graduation ceremony in 2017.
Jun 18, 2017, 7:46 AM
Citation Linkyoutube.comGabi playing at DLD Conference - München, Germany.
May 20, 2016, 8:41 AM
Citation Linkbusinessinsider.comA moving article where Gabi discusses how her boyfriend, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, helped her overcome her life-threatening eating disorder (GO GABI!)
Jul 28, 2015, 9:12 PM
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Dec 28, 2016, 8:49 AM
Citation Linklinkedin.comGabi Holzwarth on LinkedIn
Dec 28, 2016, 8:50 AM
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Jun 24, 2016, 9:56 PM
Citation Linkgabiviolin.comhttp://www.GabiViolin.com
Mar 28, 2016, 5:12 PM
Citation Linkfacebook.comGabi Holzwarth on Facebook
May 1, 2018, 6:32 AM
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May 1, 2018, 6:32 AM
Citation Linktheinformation.comGabi tells The Information that Uberexecutives got prostitutes in Korea in 2014.
Mar 27, 2017, 9:01 PM
Citation Linkbusinessinsider.comT.J. Millerdisses Holzwarth.
May 16, 2017, 5:35 AM
Citation Linkinstagram.comGabi Holzwarth on Instagram
Dec 28, 2016, 8:52 AM
Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3-accelerate.amazonaws.comGabi Holzwarth graduating from UC Davis.
Jun 18, 2017, 7:44 AM
Citation Linkwww.youtube.comGabi's "Passion Story"
May 20, 2016, 8:40 AM
Citation Linkwww.youtube.comGabi playing at DLD Conference - München, Germany.
May 20, 2016, 8:41 AM