Wednesday, 20 March 2019


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. 

An active concert player, Irene has performed   in cities like Paris, Meudon, Bergerac, Liestal, Basilea, Brno, Rome, New York, Chicago, Dallas, Washington, Erie,  Caracas, and the numerous cities in  her country.

She  has been soloist with the Bogota Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Conservatory of Music Orchestra  from Bogota;  she had  made part of different chamber music ensembles  in France, USA and Colombia as well. 

At the present time, Irene Gómez shares her time between  her concert activity, researching,   recording, and  teaching   mainly at the Conservatory of Music at the National University of Colombia.  She also acts as a   lecturer in  cultural and guitar festivals in different countries. 

She recently started a   collaboration with Strings by Mail, a dynamic American company  in order to develop a teaching project of repertoire, technique and interpretation of the guitar  through the ‘Master Lesson Videos Series’.