Andrés Gómez Bravo
Colombian pianist Andrés Gómez Bravo leads a wide career as a soloist, collaborative pianist and teacher. He has performed in festivals and conferences around the world including presentations at the College Music Society International Conferences in Argentina (2013) and Sweden and Finland (2015), as well as chamber music recitals in Canada, the United States, Australia, New Zealand and Colombia. Dr. Gomez has collaborated with numerous artists such as Braunwin Sheldrick (Canada), Elisabeth Osorio (Colombia), Blanca Uribe (Colombia), Tabatha Easley (USA), Roberto González (Spain), Fernando Silveira (Brazil), Marco Mazzini (Perú) and Javier Arias (Mexico), among others. Dr. Gomez has also performed extensively with the Colombian mezzo-soprano Martha Senn, having given numerous recitals including a performance at the National Arts Center in Ottawa, Canada. As a soloist, Andrés has performed with the EAFIT University Symphony Orchestra, the Medellín Philharmonic and the UNAB Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Cecilia Espinosa, Nick Palmer, Andrés Jaime and Alejandro Posada.
As a recording artist, Andrés has recorded the Concierto para Clavicembalo y Guitarra by Chilean composer Mario Gomez-Vignes with the EAFIT University Symphony Orchestra, as well as the CD Ecos de la Villa, which features Colombian piano music from 1900 to 1910, and two CDs of Colombian chamber music featuring the clarinet with Dr. Javier Vinasco.
His interest in contemporary music has lead him to the creation, with composer Andrés Posada, of the Ensamble de Música Nueva, at EAFIT University in the year 2000. He has premiered pieces by Marco Alunno, Andrés Posada, Miguel Rodrick, Mark Olivieri and Victor Agudelo, and the European premiere of “Spectacular Vernaculars” by Mark Olivieri.
Dr. Gomez received his BM from EAFIT University, his MM from Eastern Michigan University and his DMA from the Eastman School of Music. He is a recipient of the Carolina Oramas Scholarship given by the Colombian Government. Dr. Gómez is currently head of the piano department at the EAFIT University and artistic director of the Fundación Música de Cámara de Medellín, dedicated to promotion of local artists.