Leticia Gómez-Tagle

“Leticia Gómez-Tagle plays with great seriousness and passion. Virtuosity is for her only a means to an end, and not a vehicle for display. Her performance shows a deep under- standing and respect for the music, and perhaps even a modesty that sets her interpre- tations apart from many others in a very pleasant way.” Germany, Grenzach-Wyhlen: 2009

She is one of the few Mexican pianists who have made a name for themselves in Europe. Her most recent CD recordings are characteristic for her interpretation of European and Latin-American piano literature: she is a mediator between two cultures and mentalities. Born in Mexico City, Leticia Gómez-Tagle studied with the Mexican pianist Manuel Delaflor and music theory with Prof. Angel Esteva Loyola. As rising star in her home country, Leticia won several prizes in youth national competitions in Mexico. Her first solo performance was at the age of thirteen. Later, she won 1. Prize at the National Competition Sala Chopin and was granted a student scholarship by the Education Department of Austria. She studied at the Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in Vienna with Prof. Michael Krist and graduated from the University of Vienna with a Master’s degree. She also took part in master classes and courses with Prof. Carlos Rivera, Orlando Otey, Jörg Demus, Paul Badura-Skoda and Gyorgy Sándor. Leticia Gómez-Tagle has appeared as a soloist with orchestras in Mexico and Austria. The music critic of the Oberösterreichische Zeitung newspaper wrote about her interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No.1: “her brilliant touch ranges from the most delicate lyricism to the most powerful tone” (M. Wruss). Gómez-Tagle began her international career with her success at the International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw. Since then she has performed at numerous concert venues and music festivals in Europe, Mexico, the United States and Canada. Leticia Gómez-Tagle has given piano master classes in Spain and Mexico City. She currently resides in Vienna and is professor of piano at the School of Music in Linz, Austria. She has recorded for Ionian Productions in USA, Urtextonline in Mexico and ARS Produktion in Germany. Her piano transcription of the Danzón No. 2 by Arturo Márquez – reviewed by the composer himself – has been a great success in her concert appearances.