One of the most versatile and charismatic guitarist on the current scene, Marisa Gómez is an exceptionally dedicated and gifted performer whose passionate artistry has been heard and embraced around the world. She has been hailed by critics and audiences alike for her lush tone, the nuanced lyricism of her playing, and her commanding stage presence.
Born in Argentina, Marisa Gómez began studying the guitar at the age of six. She holds degrees from the Quilmes Conservatory (Argentine) and the Royal Conservatory of music in Madrid (Spain). She also studied violoncello and orchestral conducting at the University of La Plata. Other notable teachers include David Russell, Manuel Barrueco, Eduardo Fernández, Konrad Junghänel, Leo Brouwer and especially the great maestro Eduardo Isaac.
Marisa Gómez has been awarded in numerous competitions, including the Manuel María Ponce International Guitar Competition in Mexico, the Hazen Competition in Madrid, Vélez-Málaga International Guitar Competition in Spain, CFI Guitar Competition in Argentina, "Buenos Aires no duerme" Festival, as well as local and national prizes in Argentina.
A particular interest in contemporary music has led to several world premieres. She is a remarkable exponent of tango and other Latin dance music, reflected in her six CDs: Three solo guitar albums (one sponsored by UNESCO) and three with different chamber music groups.
Her media credits include appearances on NHK Japan Television, Telemadrid, RTVE (Spanish National Television) and Argentinian Nacional Radio.
Known for her variety in programming and ability to communicate with audiences of all ages, Marisa Gómez has performed several times with Orchestras playing soloist concerts by Villa-Lobos, Castelnuovo-Tedesco (Concert in D and Romancero gitano), Vivaldi and Piazzolla. She frequently plays chamber music concerts with groups as the “Gea-Gómez Guitar Duo”, the “Boccherini Duo” of cello and guitar and others.
Her numerous recital appearances include performances across Latin America, Asia and Europe, including: China, Italy, Portugal, Argentine, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, Mexico, Germany and Spain.
Currently, she is professor in the Castilla y León School of Music in Salamanca, Spain and is frequently invited to perform and give master classes at major festivals, music seminars and at prestigious universities worldwide.
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