Juan-Diego Gomez is a contemporary Colombian composer from Bogota, Colombia.
His first motivation in composing music has always been the necessity to communicate his ideas and express his soul. He is continuously composing varying forms of music, mostly for school groups in Colombia. Although he is capable of composing popular music, he prefers to compose contemporary music in his own unique style which is similar to “Minimalism”. He loves to write music for orchestras and chamber groups. Apart from his current compositions, one of his dreams is to compose music for a movie.
Maestro Gomez has broad musical education and training starting from basic music studies at Escuela de Bellas Artes (School of Fine Arts, 1982), theory and composition at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Javeriana University, Bogota, 1987), a degree as a professional clarinet player from Universidad Nacional de Colombia (National University of Colombia, Bogota, 1989), and a degree as a music teacher from Universidad de Caldas (University of Caldas, Manizalez, Colombia, 1995). He participated in advanced music courses in composing at Fundacion Nacional Batuta (National Baton Foundation, Bogota); in orchestra conducting with Prof. Cecilia Espinosa; orchestration and arrangement with Maestro Gustavo Parra; music composition at Universidad de Los Andes with Prof. Corium Aharoniam (1997), and composition at Indiana University (Bloomington, IN, USA) under the direction of Prof. Sven Sandstrom from Sweden.
He resides in Bogota, Colombia with his wife, Luz-Teresa Valderrama.