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Bach @ The Alfond: Routa Kroumovitch-Gomez and Alvaro Gomez
This informal and intimate concert series at The Alfond Inn, invites patrons to learn more about Bach Festival visiting soloists, vocalists, and orchestra members and hear them perform some of their favorite repertoire.
Afternoon events include tea and scones from The Alfond Inn.
The May program features Bach Festival Orchestra co-concertmasters Routa Kroumovitch-Gomez and Alvaro Gomez.
Furthermore, during her years in Chile, the virtuoso toured all over the world as a soloist and in duo with her husband, Chilean violinist Alvaro Gomez.
Master classes in Australia, China, Korea, Japan, Israel, and Europe.
Judge in international violin competitions.
Participated in numerous festivals including Grand Tetons, the Florida International Festival, Frutillar Music Festival in Chile, Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival.
Prominent violist, violinist and conductor, professor, University of Florida and Rollins College, formerly of the University of Chile-Santiago, Stetson University, University at Little Rock-Arkansas, and Austin Peay State University.
Performed as a soloist with orchestras, chamber music and master classes throughout the world, including Europe, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Israel, Canada, and USA.
Served as a Concertmaster of the Chilean Philharmonic, Graunke Orchestra (Germany), Chilean National Symphony, Arkansas Symphony, Brevard Symphony, and Orlando Symphony.
Dr. Gomez made his conducting debut in 1975 with the Chilean Philharmonic Orchestra, and was later appointed as Assistant Conductor and Concertmaster of the Chilean National Symphony Orchestra.Dr. Gomez's 35 years of music experience also include teaching.
He currently maintains an active teaching studio in Orlando.
He teaches master classes to students all over the world.
He has taught at the University of Florida, Rollins College, Daytona Beach College, Stetson University, and Colleges and Universities in Arkansas, Tennessee, and his home country of Chile.
The concert features violinists Routa Kroumovitch-Gomez, aStetson music professor,and Alvaro Gomez, director at Winter Park Chamber Music Academy, as well as Dr. Michael Rickman on piano and Stetson professors Dr. Lynn Musco on clarinet and David Bjella on cello.
Dr. Alvaro Gomez and the Artistic Staff will be doing all they can to make the season a memorable one.
Dr. Alvaro Gomez and Stetson Violin Professor Routa Kroumovitch-Gomez did a fantastic job all week followed by Friday concert that was well attended.
FYAO Artistic Director Alvaro Gomez completed his duties as Artistic Director of the prestigious XXXVIII International Competition of Musical Performance "Dr.
Luis Sigall ", which was held between November 5 and 12 in Viña del Mar, Chile.
This year's competition was for cellists, and there were a total of 16 celliists representing thirteen countries.
In addition to Dr. Gomez' duties as Artistic Director, he also conducted the orchestra which accompanied each of the competitors in a variety of concertos from the standard cello repertoire.
Several of the sixteen competing soloists had already won other international concerto competitions.
Dr. Gomez said that the level of competition was incredibly high, and several cellists performed as well as some of the best professional artists he has ever heard.
Gomez also said that there was an unusual camaraderie among the entrants, with each competitor encouraging the others to do their best.
Dr. Gomez was also impressed by performances of the youngest participant, 18 year old Oleskey Shardrin from Ukraine.
Immediately upon his return to the United States, Dr. Gomez began preparing for the Giving Thanks With Music Concert, which we all know was a huge success.
Dr. Gomez also had to prepare for a concert performance by two other of his ensembles, the Strings V class at Trinity Preparatory School and the Winter Park Chamber Music Academy.