Luís Gomes studied at the National Conservatory and graduated at the Escola Superior Música de Lisboa, Rotterdam Conservatory, and has also a master’s degree in Psychology and Pedagogy of Music by the FCSH, Universidade Nova de Lisboa.
He is currently finishing is doctorate degree in Évora University.
Luís Gomes obtained several prizes and has been Jury at several National and International Clarinet and Bass Clarinet Competitions.
An internationally renowned bass clarinet player and teacher, he was the pioneer of the bass clarinet as a solo instrument in Portugal, having a major role in spreading the literature and performance of this instrument.
Having played with the Jeunesses Musicales World Orchestra, the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra, Nova Filarmonia, Sinfónica Juvenil and Orquestra Portuguesa da Juventude, he collaborated regularly with: Calouste Gulbenkian Orchestra, the Orquestra Sinfónica Portuguesa, Orchestrutopica, Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa and Sinfonietta de Lisboa.
He played as a soloist with: Orchestrutopica, Orquestra de Cascais e Oeiras, the Lisbon Contemporary Music Group, Monterrey Clarinet Festival Orchestra and Symphonic Band PSP.
Member of the Lisbon Contemporary Music Group, Rumos Ensemble, and Lisbon Clarinet Quartet, he is the Director of CULTIVARTE Cultural Association. In addition to this, he plays the Extended Duo with the pianist Ana Telles.
He is a clarinet, bass clarinet and chamber music teacher at the National Conservatory and Évora University.
Luís Gomes is a Selmer Paris and Vandoren artist.
Photo credit: João Vasco