Classical Guitar Player

Irene Gómez

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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“El Retrato de Cecil”, a new piece for Colombian guitar repertoire

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A visit to the French Ambassy on July 14th 2019 One of the projects in which I have been involved in the last years is to promote and perform new…

Listen “Yesterday” (Lennon-Mc Cartney arr. Takemitsu)

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Once before a concert at Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Irene Gómez Yesterday is like a hymn of our times. It was recorded in London on June 15th 1965. One of…


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Even though the Spanish composer Isaac Aléniz (1860-1909) has not actually written for guitar, his music has been strongly inspired by the rich sounds of this instrument. Indeed, the arpegios…

Video para el mes de la Herencia Hispana/Hispanic Heritage video!

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Gracias a la invitación del Taller de Tardes Literarias y Artísticas organizado por mi amiga residente en New York Marcela Coello, grabé el famoso y hermoso tango "El Dia que…

Colombian music during quarantine times…

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Quarantine has been an uncertain period, but it has also been maybe the gap we needed to encounter with ourselves and to see things in a different way. It has…

My new video at Strings By Mail on quarantine times..

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IRENE GÓMEZ (FROM IRENE FILES. BOLIVIA, 2017) During the last years I have had the great opportunity to introduce some of my videos through the great American company for musicians…

The music of Amos Coulanges

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IRENE GOMEZ AFTER RECORDING SE SYA BY AMOS COULANGES DEC. 2019.BOGOTA,COL. It was in my first years in Paris as a student when I first got aware of the music…

Wish you a peaceful and happy new year 2020 full of rewarding experiences!

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Dear Friends 2019 was a special year  where different goals have  been set. One of these was to work on the music of great Haitian  composer Amos Coulanges. Another  project…

Concert in Madrid at Contreras House

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What a great opportunity I had to perform in such a special place for me such as Contreras Guitar House from which I have been part playing a beloved Contreras…

Irene performed at “Allegro Colombia”

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Cantique de Noel (Adolphe Adam) another piece performed today at the Chidren's Hospital for 'Allegro Colombia' Today was a special day visiting the Heart Children Hospital to play some Christmas…

Irene Gomez Performed at MUSA

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Concierto este miércoles 5 de diciembre en Bogotá en el lindo Museo Arqueológico-Casa del Marqués de San Jorge en Bogotá Con música de Bach, Villa-Lobos, Yocoh, Barrios, Coulanges, Gardel, Guio,…

Irene Gomez performed at the Arts faculty week new editions

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Here some pics from my recent participation at the Faculty of Arts as special guest of the Editing House of the National University! I was glad to perform music by…

Irene Gomez interview at Memoirs Classical Guitar Magazine

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Watch this nice video made by Memoirs Classical Guitar Magazine a new magazine devoted to the classical guitar. His motto is the "Human being behind the instrument" Link Video

Irene Gomez interviewed at “Estudios Artísticos Magazine”

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Lee la entrevista aparecida en la publicación de la revista cultural 'Estudios Artísticos'. Read my recent interview appeared at 'Estudios Artisticos'. Lisez a récent conversation qu'on a eu avec Pedro…

Video Pick of the Week: Irene Gómez Plays Isaac Albéniz’s ‘Cataluña’

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It was a great surprise to see this morning Classical Guitar Magazine sharing my interpretation of Cataluna (I. Albeniz) as video pick of the week:) thanks so much to them…

Irene Gomez is invited to a speech to new students of the National University

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Les comparto un video previo al evento de Bienvenida de los nuevos estudiantes de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia - Sitio Oficial. realizado el pasado domingo 12 de agosto!

Irene Gomez leads First International Guitar Summer Academy in Bogota

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Some images of what it was the First International Academy "The Guitar in three perspectives: from Renaissance to XXI century" with guests professors Julian Navarro, Enric Madriguera and Dan Lippel…

Irene Gomez with flutist Luis Fernando Pérez

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Here some from our concert tonight at the Conservatory, with flutist Luis Fernando Perez. What a great honor working with him.  

Watch my new video of Cataluña featured by Strings By Mail

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Cataluña by Issac Albeniz performed by Irene Gomez, Strings By Mail sponsored artist.  

Carlos Barbosa-Lima e Irene Gómez | Playback

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El legendario guitarrista brasileño Carlos Barbosa-Lima junto a la guitarrista colombiana Irene Gómez, docente del Departamento de Música de la Universidad Nacional, interpretan un arreglo para guitarra de los temas…

Third International Guitar Festival in Pasto, Colombia Featured

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Irene was invited to the Third International Guitar Festival in Pasto, Colombia During the week of November 21st, Irene  performed and acted as a jury and master class giver. There…

Next concerts April-May 2016, Bolivia, XI Festival Baroque, Julio Marios Santo Domingo and Compensar

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pleased to invite you to the XI Festival of Baroque musique in Bolivia. This will be held from April 21st th to 26th. La Paz, Obrajes Chuch, 19:30. Santa Cruz:…

Irene Gomez concerts in Bogota, S. de Chile and Cartagena, Colombia Featured

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Please attend next  Irene Gomez concerts in South America!   Bogotá, Septiembre 27, Teatro La Libelula Dorada 4:00 pm Santiago de Chile, Festival Entrecuerdas, October 2nd-8th Cartagena de Indias, II…

Interview at Guitare Classique Magazine of France

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Irene Gomez, Concerts April 2015 USA and Canada Featured

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These are Irene´s April Concerts: April 12th: Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society 5:30 pm April 16th: New York, Spectrum. 121, Ludlow St. 10002 7 pm April 19th: Hamilton Classical Guitar Society…

Find the new article about “Tempo and the use of metronome” at Strings By Mail

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recently wrote the article about the daily musicians devices like "tempo" and the right use of metronome. (Edited by John Wunsch). With a supported research, this article also talks about…

Master class and concert at Sage Music in Long Island City, New York

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June 28th I had the pleasure to give a master class and a concert at Sage Music in Long Island City, New York. It was great to listen some of…

“Theme for Irene” by Scott Ouellette is now available Featured

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From now everybody can find easily the score of the sweet piece composer and guitarist dedicated recently to Irene Gomez, "Theme for Irene"

Irene Gomez, Concerts April 2015 USA and Canada Featured

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Irene Gomez cloture’s concert of Frater Francis Fest in Bogota Featured

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It was very pleasant to finish with my recital on past Thursday October 30th a month of activities devoted to Saint Francis of Assis in Bogota. I enjoyed working for…

Irene Gomez performed in París at Colombian Consulate Featured

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Irene Gomez performed on September 25th at the Colombian Consulate. She performed music by Turina, Brouwer, Lauro, Yocoh and Colombian composers J.E. Gonzalez, P. Sarmiento and J.C. Guio.

Irene Gómez plays in Paris Featured

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 Irene Gomez will be playing next Thursday September 25th at 6:30 at Colombian  Consulate in Paris. Her programe includes works by Colombian composers Jesus E. Gonzalez, Pedro Sarmiento and Juan…

Interview at the Guitar Program “One Guitar, One thousand worlds”

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Irene Gomez was the guest of Andres Samper for the celebration of 10 years of his program  "One guitar, One thousand worlds". Carlos Rocca was also in the radial conversation.

Read my interview at SBM as sponsored artist

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Irene Gómez  opens this blog at Strings By Mail, with a casual conversation with Lawrence Lampton about her guitar and her experience as a musician.

Irene Gomez performed to celebrate 60 years of Chapel ‘Cristo Maestro’ in Bogota

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December 11th,  Irene performed a concert in order to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Chapel 'Cristo Maestro'. A full house accompanied Irene who played among others 'Fantasia after "La Traviata"…

Irene Gomez performs during celebration of International Woman’s Day

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On March 7th 2014 Irene Gomez  performed a special concert at Caro y Cuervo Institute in Bogota, and  Maria Luisa Rodriguez and Maria Stella Gonzalez received a special award for…

Irene Gomez in Canadian radio

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November 25th,  Tom Quick presented in his program "Women in Music" works from Irene Gomez' CDs. Among others, the music of  Leo Brouwer and Gentil Montaña made part of this…

Irene Gómez created a new Guitars Sextet with students from the Conservatory of Music in Bogota

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Irene Gomez gathered some of her students at the Conservatorio of Music in Bogota to prepare in one week a special concert for Guitar Fest, a week devoted to the…

Irene performs during the cloture of Saint Francis in Bogota

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On past October, Irene Gomez performed during the cloture of month celebration of Saint Francis in Bogota. Young talented Colombian musicians Gabriela Ruiz and Alvaro Tinjaca joined her for this…

Irene Gomez performed at emblematic Cornelia Street Cafe in New York.

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In July 2013, Irene Gomez performed a rare concert with works by Villalobos, Lauro, Brouwer, Gardel, Coulanges. Colombian Consul Elsa Gladys Cifuentes attended this special performance of Irene.

Irene Gómez’s new release!

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Irene Gomez, has just finished her fourth Cd, which is mostly devoted for classical guitar students and teachers are welcome to use it! Estudios y Fantasias is the name of this…

Video of Irene Gomez is selected as “Video of the Month” by The Juilliard Alumni Office

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July 2013, Irene Gomez´s rendition of Granada (I. Albeniz), has been chosen by the Juilliard Alumni Office as "Video of the Month".

In June, Irene Gómez is invited to the National Radio

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In June Irene Gómez is invited to National Radio to talk about her career, the guitar in her country and her experience as a worldwide concert player. Irene received one of…


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Every Friday evening The Dolphin Book Shop,  a visited place by President Obama, invites a musician or poet to perform. On March, Irene was the guest of this cozy warm…

Irene received the Master of Music at The Juilliard School en New York

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With maestro Samuel Zyman and Reinaldo Moya

Concert at Baruch Performing Arts Center, May 31st, 2012

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Irene with EveWeiss, Douglas James, harpsichord player Elliot Figg and John Lehman-Haupt

Irene’s next performances in 2012!

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Wednesday April 18th, The Juilliard School, Paul Hall, 6 pm Works by Bach, Sor, Ohanna, Morel, Coulanges and Guio. Thursday, May 31st Baruch Performing Artc Center 7 pm. WIth special guest…


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Cakike Foundation is an educative organization that allow to children of few resources to study the classical music. They provide this great opportunity to many children that otherwise would not…

Concert September 19th in Bogota

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Concert September 19th at Cultural Center Otto de Greiff of the Teachers Association of the National University. Hour: 7:30 PM. Free with win cup. Information tel. 369 54 05.

Irene Gomez at Classical Guitar Magazine.

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Irene Gomez was interviewed by Lawrence del Casale. This conversation was published in the October 2011 issue of British Classical Guitar Magazine.

Nexts concerts in USA

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Sunday October 2nd at Mercuhurst College Erie, Pennsilvania October 11th tribute to Gabriel Garcia Marquez at Eastfield College, Mesquite, Texas October 19th at UTD Richardson, Texas October 20th at Wesleyan…

Concert in the Martin Concert Hall

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Irene Gómez Concerts 2008 2009

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January 8 2009, KW Camber Music Society Canada December 13 2008, Teatro Amira de la Rosa Barranquilla Colombia November 2nd to 6th 2008, International guitar Festival Bogotá, Colombia October 25th…

Recent Concerts of Irene Gomez

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Irene Gomez performed very succesfully at auditorium Walker Recital Hall of Mercy Hurst College in Erie Pennsylvania durying the Season 2006-2007 with amazing program composed by Dyens, Gardel, Casterede, Tarrega,…

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