Gorka Hermosa

Pablo Zinger (Piazzolla’s ex-pianist) said: “Gorka Hermosa’s music impressed me for its originality, its atmosphere and its virtuosity: he makes the word crossover a reality. He’s a very talented musician to keep a close eye on”. Born in 1976 in Urretxu (Basque Country), he is a multi-faceted musician: accordion player, composer, teacher, writer, publisher…

Gorka Hermosa was the first Spanish accordionist to play as soloist with a symphony orchestra (the Spanish National Radio and TV Orchestra and more than 12 times with other orchestras), he often appears on Spanish TV and radio shows and gives concerts in China, Iran, South America and all around Europe. He has premiered more than 30 works for accordion by Spanish composers. He also plays varied musical styles including flamenco, fado, folk, pop-rock, jazz, techno, fusion… performing with musicians such as Paquito D`Rivera (Grammy Awarded), Jorge Pardo (Best European Jazz Player 2013), Javier Peixoto (Madredeus), Pablo Zinger, Ara Malikian, La Mari (Chambao), Luis Auserón (Radio Futura), Carmen París, José Luis Montón, Iñaki Salvador, Germán Díaz, Baldo Martínez, Carlos Soto (Celtas Cortos), Diego Vasallo (Duncan Dhu), India Martínez…

As a classical composer, his works are often played by players across all five continents. He has been awarded the “Composition 2016” and “Composition 2018”prize by the Confédération Mondiale de L’Accordéon and he also received the “CIA IMC-UNESCO Accordion Composition” prize in 2013 and 2014. His compositions have been played at the graduation exams of the most important conservatories in the world (Moscow, London, Paris, Rome, Beijing). He has composed music for short films and documentaries, including some for the Spanish National TV (TVE). His works for accordion and orchestra has been premiered by 20 orchestras of 15 countries (U.S.A., Corea, Brazil, Turkey and Europe)…

He has published nine CDs, mostly featuring his own compositions, and has made more than 30 musical collaborations on disc. He has written four books on the accordion and has given lectures about the history of the instrument in Europe, South America and China. At present , he is the accordion teacher at the “Jesús de Monasterio” Conservatory of Music in Santander.