Pierre Gomes | Bassoon
A few words about Pierre Gomes
Pierre Gomes was born in 1989 and started to play the bassoon at the age of seven. When he turned 18 he was accepted at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et Danse de Lyon and studied in the class of Carlo Colombo.
After an Erasmus study-year in Salzburg, where he was supervised by Marco Postinghel, he received his Bachelors degree in May 2010. That same year he started work experience with the Stuttgart SWR radio symphonic orchestra. Since October 2011 he has been playing with the Munich Philharmonic. At the same time, he kept studying his Master in Mannheim with Ole Kristian Dahl.
Pierre Gomes was a member of the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra in 2010, the Verbier Festival Orchestra in 2009 and 2010, and the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra in 2011 and 2012. He has worked with such eminent conductors as Lorin Maazel, Zubin Metha, Sir Roger Norrington, Valery Gergiev, Daniel Harding, Herbert Blomstedt, Semyon Bychkov, Andris Nelsons and Kurt Masur.
He has also had the opportunity to play in orchestras such as the Munich Radio Orchestra, the Opéra National de Lyon, the Munich Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestre de chambre de Paris, the Orchestre National de Lyon, the Ensemble Modern Frankfurt and the Orchestre National Bordeaux-Aquitaine.
Pierre Gomes won second prize at the Gioacchino Rossini competition in Italy in 2008.
In 2012, he was nominated Principal bassoon in the Orchestre National de Lorraine (Metz, France), and was just invited to play this year with Claudio Abbado and his Orchestra Mozart.