Luis Ernesto Gómez
Venezuelan composer Luis Ernesto Gómez (1977-) began his musical studies in the Latin American composition class of the Venezuelan System of Youth Orchestras. In 2006 he obtained a bachelors degree in composition from the University of the Arts and a Masters degree in music in 2011 from the Simon Bolivar University. In 2013 he received a scholarship to attend the International Workshop on Composition for the Film that was taught by Florencia Di Concilio in Peru.
Composed in 2010, his “Concierto for Orchestra,” was awarded a first prize in the Antonio Estévez National Composition Competition of the Symphonic Orchestra of Venezuela. In 2012 Gómez was commissioned by the National Art Gallery to write the tone poem, “El Terremoto del Jueves Santo.” In general, his compositions have generated positive critical review throughout Latin America and in Europe, from such renowned composers as José Antonio Abreu, Juan Calzadilla, Juan Carlos Núñez, Alfredo del Mónaco, Alfredo Rugeles (Venezuela), Juan Arturo Brennan (Mexico), Enzo Filippetti (Italy), and Xavier Benguerel (Spain), among others. Since 2014 a number of his instrumental compositions have been published by Cayambis Music Press. Since 2015 he has been on the faculty of the Simón Bolívar University, where since 2016 he has served as the coordinator of that university‘s masters program in music.