Pierre Gomes - Bassoon
Pierre Gomes studied in France and Germany; he is now working for the National Orchestra of Lorraine. To him, playing in the Orchestra Mozart was amazing as it was and is composed of so many talented musicians. A unique experience, literally out of the ordinary.
Pierre Gomes started to play bassoon when he was 7 years old. When he turned 18, he got accepted at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et Danse de Lyon in the class of Carlo Colombo.
After an exchange year (ERASMUS) at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, where he is studying with Marco Postinghel, he obtains his bachelor. The same year, he is playing with the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra. In 2011, he got accepted for the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra Academy, and keep studying in Mannheim with Ole Kristian Dahl.
Pierre Gomes was a member of the Gustav Mahler Young Orchestra in 2010 and of the Verbier Festival Orchestra in 2009 and 2010. He has played under famous conductors such as Bernard Haitink, Lorin Maazel, Zubin Metha, Sir Roger Norrington, Valery Gergiev, Daniel Harding, Herbert Blomstedt, Semyon Bychkov, Andris Nelsons and Kurt Masur. Thereby he could play in concert halls like the Berlin Philharmonie, Munich, Köln, Lucerne KKL, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, the Royal Albert Hall in London,…
He was also invited to play with the Munich Bavarian Radio Orchestra, The Opéra de Lyon, the Munich chamber orchestra, the Paris chamber orchestra, the Orchestre National de Lyon, the Ulster Orchestra in Belfast, The Orchestre philharmonique de Liège in Belgium, the Ensemble Les Dissonances, the Modern Ensemble in Frankfurt, and the Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine. Also, he performed in chamber music with musicians such as Francois Leleux, Christian Zacharias, Martin Fröst and Renaud Capuçon. Pierre Gomes won a 2nd prize at the G.Rossini International Competition in Italy. He was also invited for masterclasses in Colombia, Israel and Palestine.
In 2012, he was appointed principal bassoon at the Orchestre National de Lorraine in France, and was invited to play with Claudio Abbado and his Orchestra Mozart. Since 2011, he is also a member of the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra.