Norman Gómez Ballester
Venezuelan composer, guitar player and conductor. He studied classical Guitar with masters Luis Campins, Luis Zea and Ignacio Ornés, composition with masters Blas Atehortúa and Miguel Astor, and conducting with masters Miguel Ángel Monroy and Alfredo Rugeles. In 2013, he gained the 2nd place at the second edition of the Alirio Díaz National Guitar Competition (Venezuela), and an honorable mention for his orchestral piece Ofrendas at Municipal Music Prize of Caracas City. In 2015, he won the Orchestra’s Prize and Audience’s Prize for his musical work Dawn Pieces at the second edition of the Simón Bolívar National Composition Competition. Moreover, he worked as a teacher at the composition program of the Simón Bolívar National Foundation.