Gorka Hermosa

Gorka Hermosa

Pablo Zinger (Piazzolla`s ex-pianist) said: “Gorka Hermosa’s music impressed me for his originality, his atmosphere and his virtuosity: makes of the word crossover an intense reality. He`s a very talented musician to look very close”. Born in 1976 in Urretxu (Basque Country), Gorka Hermosa is a very multifaceted musician: accordion player, composer, teacher, writer, publisher,…

Gorka Hermosa was the first Spanish accordionist to play as soloist with an symphonic orchestra (the Spanish National Radio and TV orchestra and after more than 12 times with other different orchestras), he often appears in Spanish TV and radio shows and gives concerts in China, South America and all around Europe. He has played first time more than 20 works for accordion of Spanish composers. He has also played varied musical styles including flamenco, fado, folk, pop-rock, jazz, techno, fusion… playing with musicians 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), Nacho Mastretta, India Martínez…

As classical composer, his works are very often played by players of the five continents. He has been awarded with the “Composition 2016” price by the Confédération Mondiale de L`Accordéon and he has received the prize “CIA IMC-UNESCO Accordion Composition” in 2013 and 2014. His works have also been played in the graduation exams of the most important conservatories of the world (Moscow, London, Paris, Rome, Beijing…). He has composed the music of short films and of some documentaries for the Spanish National TV (TVE). His works for accordion and orchestra has been premiered in U.S.A., Finland, Rumania, Belgium, Brazil, Spain…

He has published six own CDs, mostly with his compositions, and has made more than 30 discographical collaborations. He has written four books about the accordion and has given conferences about the history of the accordion in Europe, South America and China. At present he is the accordion teacher of the “Jesús de Monasterio” Musical Conservatory of Santander.