"Born in Vitoria-Gasteiz in 1978, Alfonso Gómez is one of the Spanish pianists with the most notable international career of his generation. His extraordinary ability of expression, his refined technique and the breadth of his repertoire – which ranges from Baroque music to the latest video and electronic compositions – have made him a performer of reference in the current international music scene." (Eitb-Culture).
Alfonso Gómez began to play the piano at the age of five. He studied at the Jesús Guridi Conservatory of Vitoria-Gasteiz with professor Albert Nieto, where he graduated with highest honours. From 1997 to 2001 he furthered his studies with professor Aquiles delle Vigne, a pupil of Claudio Arrau, at the Rotterdam Conservatory (Holland), which he concluded with the highest marks. From 2001 to 2004, he studied under professor Tibor Szász at the Musikhochschule in Freiburg (Germany), where he graduated with distinction as a soloist.
Master classes with Vitali Margulis, Zoltán Kocsis, Jaques Rouvier, Éric Haedsieck, Jan Wijn, Galina Egiazarova and chamber music lessons with Rainer Kussmaul, Jörg Widmann, Jean-Jacques Kantorow, Donald Weilerstein, Juanjo Mena and Pavel Vernikov were also crucial for his both musical and artistic education.
Gómez has offered a number of recitals in Spain, France, Belgium, Holland, Austria, Germany, Italy, Ukraine, the U.S., México, Taiwan and South Korea. As a soloist, he has performed in concert with numerous orchestras - the Philharmonic of Frankfurt (Oder), Euro-Asian Philharmonic, Orquesta Sinfónica Europea, Rotterdam Young Philharmonic, Orkest van Utrecht, Orquesta de Cámara Aita Donostia, Musikhochschule Orchester Freiburg and Gyeonggi Philharmonic - alongside conductors such as Roy Goodman, Juan José Mena, Jurjen Hempel, Nanse Gum, Jonathan Kaell and Scott Sandmeier. With them he played piano concertos by W. A. Mozart, L. v. Beethoven, J. Brahms, P. Tchaikovsky, M. Ravel and B. Bartók, among others.
Gómez has won 11 national and international prizes, prominent among which was the grand prix in the following competitions: J. Françaix (Paris), Ciudad de Guernika, Alter Musici (Cartagena) and Gerardo Diego (Soria). In Rotterdam, he was awarded the 1999 Erasmus Kamermuziekprijs prize.
To date, Gómez has recorded 6 CDs for EROL, Ad Libitum and Sinkro Records. His last recording project is dedicated to Debussy’s 24 preludes and it has been released by Sinkro Records.
Gómez’ performances and recordings have been broadcast on numerous occasions on the radio and TV in Europe and Asia. He has been living in Freiburg, Germany since 2001 and he is courrently represented by the Swiss artist agency "Organza Kulturmanagement".