Jose Luis Gomez
José Luis Gomez started his musical career as a violinist, and by the age of 11 he was Concertmaster of the Youth Orchestra of Zulia State - part of the El Sistema de Orquestas Juveniles de Venezuela. He graduated in music and violin from the Manhattan School of Music in New York before embarking on a European orchestral career. Deciding to follow his dream to have more creative input and influence on musical direction he took conducting lessons from Lu Jia, Muhai Tang and John Nelson. After just six months of studying conducting he went on to win the Georg Solti competition.
Since then José Luis Gomez has worked with Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, Basel Sinfonietta, Orchestra of Castille y Leon, Orquesta Sinfonica do Porto, Grand Rapids Symphony, Macao Symphony and the Orchestra 1813 Teatro Sociale di Como with whom he also led performances of Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro as part of the ASLCIO Opera Association throughout the region of Lombardia, Italy. This season’s highlights include performances with Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, RTVE National Symphony Orchestra of Madrid, Houston Symphony Orchestra, National Arts Centre Orchestra of Ottawa and Hamburg Symphony.
José Luis Gomez's next season’s highlights will include debuts with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Colorado Symphony, Vancouver Symphony and Pasadena Symphony Orchestras, the Orquestra Sinfonica Brasileira (Rio de Janeiro) and Edmonton Symphony Orchestras; he will also conduct Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra in a special New Year concert. He will also lead productions of Puccini’s La Boheme at Frankfurt Opera and Rossini’s La Cenerentola at Stuttgart Opera.
José Luis Gomez recently became the Principal Conductor of the orchestra of the Teatro Social di Como. He continues assisting Paavo Jarvi at Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, on tour in Europe, Asia and beyond.