April 19th, 2015 7pm
Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts
126 James St. South. (map)
Born in Bogotá, Colombia Irene Gómez has been a pioneer of the classical guitar in her homeland.
Raised in a family of music lovers Irene started to play guitar at the age of eight.
She became the first guitarist ever graduated as a guitarist at the Conservatory of Music in Bogota, under the guidance of Ramiro Izasa, and later in France she graduated with the Gold Medal in guitar and chamber music with Javier Quevedo at the Claude Debussy Conservatory in Saint Germain en Laye. Previoulsy, she received the “Diplome de Fin d’études” at Paris XV Conservatoire with Uruguayan guitarist Betho Davezak. In 2012, Irene received the Master of Music from The Juilliard School with renowned guitarist Sharon Isbin.
She has also enhanced her knowledge through the master classes she attended with guitarists Eduardo Fernandez, Enric Madriguera, Eliot Fisk, and Miguel Angel Girollet.
With music from traditional to new composers for the guitar Irene has released the tites: Sunset Guitar (2000), Deep in the woods (2004), Images (2006) and Estudios y Fantasias (2010), that have enjoyed of great comments from critics and audiences alike and that have lead to rerelease them in new editions.
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Guitar Hamilton is an organization that celebrates the rich beauty of and compelling versatility of the classical guitar. We are dedicated to bringing the best of the classical guitar from Canada and around the world to the stage in Hamilton. Join us in making this season a resounding success!
Artistc Director - Emma Rush