Gimenez, Gonzalo Gabriel

Over my music: I am an Argentinian composer living and working in The Hague, the Netherlands. Music, for me, is poetry. The human soul has no limit, is infinite, and the poetry is its reflect, is the perfume of that infinite flower who comes throw us. This is, for me, the music. It is not possible from this perspective, to define my music and any other music. Because music speaks for itself, and definitions are just limits that we impose to the things, creating barriers to the understanding.
Biography: In 1995, he began taking piano lessons with Master Roberto A. Bernardo. From 1996 to 2002 he studied tonal harmony, counterpoint, audio perceptual, analysis, instrumentation, instrumental analysis, techniques of the twentieth century, orchestration and composition with Maestro Santiago Santero. In 1999 he entered the Argentine Catholic University for musical studies with excellent performance. During his studies at the University he also took piano lessons with Master Susana Bonora. From 2003 to 2006, he studied composition with Maestro Gabriel Valverde in the Center for Advanced Studies in Contemporary Music (CEAMC), obtaining his diploma in 2006. During these years he also took private lessons in conducting with Maestro Santiago Santero and working with Ensamble Sonorama and Opera Nova (Zurich), under the PEAC in the province of Corrientes, Argentina. He has also worked as a teacher in workshops and with instrumental ensembles in the CEAMC with young musicians and composers, focusing on the collaborative work. He gets a Diploma in Art Therapy from the National Institute of Expression, Creation, Art and Therapy Association L'Almandin of Saint Denis in France in 2012.
 Prizes and performances
Gonzalo won a third prize with his piece Miniatures for quintet in the International Composition Competition 2010 organized by the National Conservatory in Chengdu, Sichuan, China. The same piece was selected by the European Recherche Ensemble to be interpreted in the 2010 summer courses in Darmstadt, Germany, and he was invited to participate in the Forum for Young Composers at the Festival. In 2010 he attended a workshop in composition with Maestro Gerardo Gandini as a fellow of the fellowship Melos-Gandini. Gonzalo has received a mention in the National Tribune of Composers 2010. In 2011 he has received a mention from The International composition award for brasses ensemble Isla Verde for his composition Horizonte Reflexivos. In September 2013, his piece Linarias was performed at the Gaudeamus Muziekweek Festival in Utrecht, Netherlands, by Ensemble Modelo62. During the year 2014 the same ensemble has recorded their first CD including Linarias in the track list. In 2015 his music for piano is being played in Nederland, Switzerland, Sweden and Cyprus. In 2017 he wrote his last work for ensemble “Chamber Concerto”, commissioned by the New European Ensemble, this work will be premiered in September 2017 in Todays Art - Amsterdam, Uitmarkt Festival, and Gemeente Museum - The Hague, and Musica Sacra – Maastricht.

 Gonzalo teaches piano, musical language, ear training and instrumental ensemble. He gives private and group lessons for beginners, including children and adults in Den Haag, Nederlands.