When talking about the biography and trajectory of Teresita Gomez a classical piano sounds in the background, because Teresita Gómez is synonymous with cultured, virtuous and sublime music.
One of the best Latin American pianists and for many, the best classical pianist in the history of Colombia, He is an example of courage and tenacity, because he dared to challenge a macho era and where culture had no space; a time of Colombian machos with the aroma of brandy and a desire for revenge.
Teresita Gómez was born in the city of Medellín in 1943. and very young she was considered a child prodigy, He arrived at the Institute of Fine Arts in the capital of Antioquia when he was 4 years old and at 10 he was already giving his first great concert as a soloist..
When this woman from Antioquia was 26 years old, she was already considered a piano teacher. and his formation was marked by the influence of his Russian, German and Dutch mastersbut within his immense merits is the one who has achieved classic works that reach the ears of all people, regardless of whether they are connoisseurs or not.
Teresita Gómez was cultural attaché of Colombia in the German Democratic Republic between 1983 and 1987, and during his stay in the defunct nation he was in charge of publicizing the music of different Colombian authors at different times..
Thanks to her musical and personal quality, this pianist, who She has also been linked to musical training in Antioquia and Colombia as a teacherhas represented the country in numerous festivals throughout the planet, and in 2017 he celebrated his 60 years of artistic career with an impressive concert at the Colon Theater in the city of Bogota.
A fight against prejudice
Teresita Gómez was the adoptive black daughter of the white porters of the Institute of Fine Arts of Medellín and taking advantage of that, his presence in that place was frequent, but his innate talent allowed him to go against racismand learning by heart the classes of the well-to-do girls of the city began to forge a path full of struggle, but of immense satisfaction and recognition.
The music, the virtuosity and her personal interpretation of the European classics were the rebellious actions of Teresita Gómez, which were applauded in Colombia, but especially in European cities belonging to the most important cultural circuitwhich gave him wide recognition for his unique and highly refined style.
Teresita Gómez is a living pride of Colombiais one of the most important ambassadors the country has ever had, and for this she has not needed to be a politician or diplomat, she has only had to give the Colombian image her most cultured notes.