Thanks to her amazing career as a musician through countries like France, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, The Czech Republic, USA and Colombia, Irene Gómez represents a true standpoint in the music and guitar world.
She started her music guitar studies at a very early age at the “Conservatorio de Música de la Universidad Nacional “(National University Musical Conservatory.
She became the first guitarist to graduate Summa Cum Laude from the National University of Colombia under master Ramiro Isaza´s guidance (R.I.P). She is a holder of a Gold medal in Guitar and Chamber Music from the Claude Debussy Conservatory in France, where she studied with the Spanish master Javier Quevedo. She also obtained the First Prize of Perfection.
In France she additionally, studied with master Alberto Ponce at École Normale de Musique and with the Uruguayan master Betho Davezak at the Paris Conservatory XV.
As a researcher Irene Gómez obtained the Mention "Trés Bien" for her work "Manuel María Ponce: Une Vie Une Oeuvre" conferred by the Saint Germain Conservatory at Laye in France. During the First Festival of Arts and Letters at Eastfield College in Dallas, Texas she received a Special Award for her participation as a concert player and a conference speaker, on the composers Agustín Barrios and H. Villalobos.
Irene Gómez has also undertaken a research work that has been exposed during conferences at different guitar related events.
She has been soloist with the National University Symphonic Orchestra Music Department and Bogotá Philharmonic Orchestra.
"Here is a wonderfully expressive guitarist!" Classical Guitar Magazine
"Irene Gomez is a very creative and expressive guitarist unbound by conventional interpretations and is definitely worth hearing". Soundboard Magazine
"Irene Gómez is an artist of an exquisite sensitivity and a pristine intelligence. The sonorousness springing from her guitar is a crystal from the purest quality with a delicate technique, elegance and an emotion which she puts at the Music World service"
Specialist in Old Music
Schola Cantorum of Paris