Alvaro Gomez, Conducting
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. Teachers: David Oistrakh, Viktor Pikaisen, and Galina Barinova (Moscow Conservatory). Awards: First prize, Jeunesse Musical Competition of Latin America (1970) and the Japan Foundation Prize (1982).
Regular guest artist in festivals, including Grand Tetons in Wyoming, Florida International Festival, International Music Academy (Siena, Italy), Symphonic Workshop in Czech Republic, Frutillar in Chile, and Summer Fine Arts Camp in Fairbanks, Alaska.