David Gómez Ramírez
David Gómez Ramírez holds a degree in conducting from the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Valencia. He completed an M.A. in Musical Performance and Research at the Universidad Internacional de Valencia. He studied orchestral conducting with Enrique García Asensio (Spain), George Pehlivanian (France) and Alexander Polyanicho (Russia). He has served as principal conductor to numerous orchestras in Andalusia (Seville), Gran Canaria (Teide) and the Valencian Region. He has received various awards, both for his compositions and in conducting. First Prize in the Concurso de Composición de la Diputación de Alicante (Composition Contest of the Province of Alicante) in 2006 and First Prize in the Concurso de Composición de la Diputación de Córdoba (Composition Contest of the Province of Córdoba) in 2007.
Last year he received the BMI First Prize of the Bucharest Music Institute as part of the International Conducting Competition organised by the Bucharest Symphony Orchestra (Romania). As conductor of the Wind Band of the Sociedad Musical de Segorbe (Segorbe Musical Association) (2006-2011) he received First Prize in the Certamen de la Diputación de Castellón (Province of Castellón Contest in 2009); he was also appointed principal conductor to the Orquesta Sinfónica de Sagunto (Sagunto Symphony Orchestra) (2009-2016).
He served as guest conductor to the Valencia Orchestra at the 52nd Concurso Internacional de Guitarra de Benicàssim (International Guitar Contest of Benicàssim), staying on as assistant conductor of the orchestra until December 2018. Since 2015 he has served as principal guest conductor to the VNOB Vietnam National Opera and Ballet. His ties with this Asian country transcend his work with the national orchestra, as he is the only one who has served as conductor to all the orchestras of Vietnam (VNOB, HBSO, VNSO, VNAM, Hanoi Philharmonic, Maius Philharmonic and Hue Symphony). Last season he led the PPO Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra. He has conducted orchestras in France, Portugal, Italy, Belgium, Russia, Cuba, Mozambique and the United Kingdom.
He will open the 2019/20 season as conductor to the Real Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla (Seville Royal Symphony Orchestra), and then return to the Philippines; he will also serve as musical director to the production of Luisa Fernanda at the Teatro de la Zarzuela of Madrid, along with Valencian Maestro Ramón Tebar.