Raúl Gómez-Rojas — Viola (Guest)
Raúl Gómez-Rojas enjoys a busy schedule as an orchestral conductor, violinist/violist, clinician and public speaker.
Raúl has recently been named Music Director of the Metropolitan Youth Symphony in Portland, OR, effective August 2016. Additionally, he serves as Cover Conductor & Artistic Producer for YOA Orchestra of the Americas (www.yoa.org) and General and Artistic Manager for the Premier Orchestral Institute in Jackson, MS (www.poimso.org).
Since receiving a conducting fellowship at the Aspen Music Festival (2011) and completing doctoral studies at Louisiana State University (2012), he has been on high demand by professional and youth orchestras around the US and Latin America. Recent highlights include appearances with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of San Antonio and the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra, as well as engagements in Mexico, Brazil and Costa Rica. On the podium, Raúl is known for his collaborative spirit, kindness, efficiency and unwavering commitment to work of the highest quality.
Also active as a public speaker, Raúl’s TED talk “El Concierto Inolvidable” was an audience favorite in TEDxPuraVida 2014 and can be found online. He also maintains an busy schedule as a composer, violinist and violist, performing comfortably in styles ranging from classical to folk and jazz. Raúl has held Music Director positions with the Mississippi Youth Symphony Orchestra (mysoms.org) and Kids’ Orchestra (www.kidsorchestra.org).