CANCELED: Teresita Gómez: La Gran Dama del Piano
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Teresita Gómez is one of Colombia’s musical greats, considered the grand dame of the piano.
She has dedicated her life to music, studying with some of the best pianists in the world. She has performed internationally, always with critical acclaim for her graceful interpretations.
Born in Medellín in 1943, Gómez began her training at the Institute of Fine Arts at the age of 4. Recognized as an incredible talent from early on resulted in lessons with piano legends Tatiana Goncharova, Harold Martina, Barbara Hesse, Jakob Lateiner, and Klaus Bassler.
She was a member of the Colombian Ensemble of Contemporary Music, the Frank Preuss Trio, and the Bogotá Quintet. She also worked as a pianist for the Medellín Opera (1971–1972) and the Ópera de Colombia (1975–1981).
Gómez has recorded several albums, including Teresa Gómez a Colombia (1983), Intimo (2006), and Antología I (2007). She performed for the soundtrack of the film El Infinito Vuelo de los Días, and made a special appearance in the film Fragmentos de Amor.
She teaches piano at the Institute of Fine Arts in Medellín and at the universities of Antioquia, Caldas, Cauca, EAFIT, and Andes.
In recognition of an artistic career spanning decades, the Colombian Government in 2005 granted her the country’s most prestigious order, the Cross of Boyacá. Gómez was recently decorated by the Philharmonic Orchestra of Bogotá (OFB) with the Order of Philharmonic Merit.