September 22, 2013 featuring Irving Aday

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Jorge Gomez (born 1989) is a composer and guitarist based in Miami, FL. He received a Bachelor in Music Composition degree at New World School of the Arts. He has composed primarily for chamber ensembles with an emphasis on writing for the classical guitar. Some compositional concerns are exploiting/exploring the perceptibility of compositional systems that utilize pitch-class set theory and it’s various constructs/extensions.  Jorge Gomez made his debut as soloist at age 17 with the Florida Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Marlene Urbay.  Jorge studied music composition under Fred DeSena and Susan Epstein as well as classical guitar with Rey Guerra.

Irving Aday (born on June 19, 1991) is a pianist/composer from Havana, Cuba. At age 8 he began studying music at the Manuel Saumell Conservatory. Subsequently, he joined the Amadeo Roldán Conservatory to continue his piano studies. In 2009, Irving won 1st prize in the Jojazz competition held in Havana, Cuba (in the category of composition). In 2010,  Irving won first place for a second time in the Jojazz competition (this time, with his jazz quintet) . In 2011, Irving was admitted to study at the Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana. Irving Aday currently resides in Miami.

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